A Disappointment – National Maritime Museum


A depiction of a European dandy lifting a handkerchief from the face of a sleeping woman dressed in European clothing, and discovering she is African. His expression is one of disgust, contempt and, as the title of the print makes clear, disappointment. The caption below reads: ‘D-nme she’s a Black one.’ The work was published by Thomas McLean, Haymarket. circa 1828



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