Interior of a Distillery
Original Author: William Clark
Created: 1823
Medium: Hand-colored aquatint

Interior of a Distillery

Enslaved workers, including a young boy, work in bare feet inside a distillery in Antigua that produces rum from sugarcane. The artist William Clark resided in the West Indies for three years and drew scenes of the sugar-production process that were published in Ten Views in the Island of Antigua, in Which Are Represented the Process of Sugar Making, and the Employment of the Negroes in the Field, Boiling-House, and Distillery (1823).