Via @adrianopedrosa William Hoare, Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, 1733 #williamhoare #ayubasuleimandiallo
Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (1701—1773), also known as Job ben Solomon, was a Muslim who was a victim of the Atlantic slave trade. Born in Bundu, Senegal, Ayuba’s memoirs were published as one of the earliest slave narratives, a first-person account of the slave trade. Hoare’s painting is the earliest known British representation of a freed slave and the first one to honour an African in an individual portrait.
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