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Image: hand-colored engraving of Toussaint L'Ouverture, made after his death, ca. 1810. Brown University Library collections.

Toussaint Louverture Chef des Noirs Insurgés de Saint Domingue. Hand-colored engraving.Publisher: Chez Jean rue Jean de Beauvais, No. 10 (Paris) , ca. 1810. Brown University Library collections.

Portrait of Toussaint Louverture on horseback with sword. In the background are fortifications and a ship. "Louverture (ca. 1743-1803) was a leader of the Haitian Revolution. Originally named François Dominique Toussaint, he led the rebellion of slaves against the Spanish and French rulers of the island of Hispaniola (present-day Haiti and Santo Domingo), successfully fought for the abolition of slavery, and briefly established a black-governed French protectorate. There are no existing portraits of Toussaint Louverture drawn from the life. This portrait was made as part of a series of portraits of generals of the French Revolution."

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