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Detail from painting

Detail from painting


Detail of Edward Colston,1636-1721, from a 1930 painting entitled Some Who Made Bristol Famous by Ernest Board. Colston was a merchant and charitable donator. He was an offical on the board of a London-based trading company called the Royal African Company, which had control over the early trade with Africa, including that in slaves.Colston was also a prominant sugar merchant with interests in the Caribbean island of St. Kitts.

Creator: Ernest Board

Date: 1930

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:K917

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