Some artists not only spoke out against slavery and racism, but painted about it. Here’s a small selection of works by Turner, Eakins, Tanner, Biard and Morland.
Two notable paintings about slavery, some genre scenes of travel, and a final expedition to South America.
A major project which he eventually abandoned, the remaining studies might today appear cryptic. There is more than one story behind them.
Turner’s style may have become radical, but he continued to paint narrative works throughout his career.