The Blackamoor & The Georgian Garden, 2nd edition

The Blackamoor & The Georgian Garden, 2nd edition


NAJ 69/70 (2011). A5 book, 156 pp., 90 illustrations

Inspired by the restoration of The Blackamoor garden statue at Wentworth Castle, this NAJ is in its 2nd edition. The Blackamoor garden statue is a figure of a kneeling male African supporting a sundial. While gardens known to have displayed the statue are discussed in the contexts of commerce and empire, the principal case studies are those at Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex, Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire, and Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire. In an era marked by British dominance of the Atlantic Slave Trade, it is not surprising that The Blackamoor has been recorded as the most popular of all the lead garden statues made in London during the 18th century.


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  • ~ Catherine AldredChris BroughtonSylvia CollicottHoward Eaglestone (plus Cover), Andrew Naylor


  • Patrick Eyres. Introduction & Inventory of Blackamoors and Indian Slaves.
  • Patrick Eyres. British Warfare and The Blackamoor: A Patriotic Celebration of Victory and Trade (includes Hampton Court, Melbourne Hall and Wentworth Castle).
  • Michael Charlesworth. The Voyage of the slave ship Cannon Hall.
  • Sylvia Collicott. The Baroque, Slavery and The Blackamoor: European Contexts to an English Garden Statue.
  • ~ Richard Wheeler. Appendix:  Thoughts on the Iconography of the Garden at Melbourne Hall.