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|Collection:||Fine Art Prints and Drawings|
|Date:||1804 - 1804|
|Artist:||William Anderson - View biography for William Anderson|
The picture depicts the English fleet of Robert Venables (1612-1657) and Sir William Penn (1621-1670) arriving at the Spanish ruled Jamaica. The Spanish surrendered and fled, leaving their freed slaves to organise a guerilla fighting force, later known as 'Maroons'. The Spanish formally gave up Jamaica to the English in 1670. The Maroons raided English plantations and settlements into the 18th century.
|Presented by J Leslie Wright1953, received on his death, 1954.|
|Production Period:||19th century|
|Medium:||Watercolour on white wove paper laid down.|