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The Southwell Frigate

The Southwell Frigate by Nicholas Pocock


Painting, The Southwell Frigate Tradeing on ye Coast of Africa (c. 1760) by Nicholas Pocock. This painting shows a Bristol slave ship trading on the coast of West Africa. The central sections of the painting show views of the ship at sea. The details on the left and the right depict scenes showing the ship’s captain and crew arriving on land. The detail on the left shows the captain doing business with his African trading partner and the one on the right shows the crew unloading trade goods.

Nicholas Pocock was an artist and sailor who drew pictures of ships, featuring slave trading on the coast of Africa.

Creator: Nicholas Pocock

Date: c. 1760

Copyright: Copyright BCC Museum

Object ID:M669

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