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Ignatius Sancho : an African man of letters / Reyahn King, Sukhdev Sandhu, James Walvin, Jane Girdham ; foreword by Caryl Phillips
Bib ID 6970939
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
King, Reyahn, author
 
Description London : National Portrait Gallery, [1997] 
©1997 
124 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 19 cm 
ISBN 1855141922
Series

Collection of Jamie and Michael Kassler.

Summary

Born on a slave ship crossing the Atlantic, Ignatius Sancho defied what he called the 'miserable fate of almost all of our unfortunate colour'. A friend of Laurence Sterne, and author of A Theory of Music, Sancho had become part of the literary and musical establishment by the time of his death in 1780. Bringing to life an exemplary black Englishman lost in traditional history, Ignatius Sancho offers a fascinating insight into the life of this remarkable man.

Full contents
  • Foreword / Caryl Phillips
  • Ignatius Sancho and Portraits of the Black Elite / Reyahn King
  • Ignatius Sancho: An African Man of Letters / Sukhdev Sandhu
  • Ignatius Sancho: The Man and His Times / James Walvin
  • Black Musicians in England: Ignatius Sancho and His Contemporaries / Jane Girdham.
 
Notes

Published in connection with an exhibition held at the National Portrait Gallery, Jan. 24-May 11, 1997.

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Sancho, Ignatius, 1729-1780.  |  Africans -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.  |  Blacks -- England -- London -- History -- 18th century.  |  Composers, Black -- England -- London -- Biography.  |  Grocers -- England -- London -- Biography.  |  Blacks in art.  |  Westminster (London, England) -- Race relations -- History -- 18th century.
Other authors/contributors Sandhu, Sukhdev, author  |  Walvin, James, author  |  Girdham, Jane, author  |  National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

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