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Ignatius Sancho.

Ignatius Sancho.
A self-educated slave and the first African prose writer to publish his work in England.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: E9975
Description: Sancho was a man of letters, corresponding with many of London’s most important literary figures. A collection of his letters was published in 1782, becoming a significant record of London life in the mid-Georgian period and the first published work by an African in English.
Creator: Francesco Bartolozzi; after Thomas Gainsborough; J. Nichols
Date: 1781
Credit line: National Maritime Museum
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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