THE LAST SUPPER (LA ÚLTIMA CENA) (1976)



 

"The Negro in the East Indies" is a German print of a planter about to punish a slave.  The print is accompanied by a poem in which God is passionately invoked:  "Thou in Heaven, O help me poor Black Man!"  Prints such as these became popular in the nineteenth century as means to tap into the sympathies of the white populace.  (Taken from White on Black:  Images of Africa and Black in Western Popular Culture by Jan Nederveen Pieterse)