The Art Institute purchased the painting from a London gallery The painting has now been refurbished and reinstalled as part of a renovation program at the Art Institute.
Landmark work on display at Art Institute
CHICAGO The painting is called "The Captive Slave." It was done in 1827 by British portraitist John Philip Simpson when the controversy over slavery in Britain was at its height. That same year, the British parliament declared participation in the slave trade to be punishable by death.
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