Horseman with Drum and Drumsticks in The Hague’s forest

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Drawing by Paulus Contantin La Fargue, 1770,The Hague Municipal Archives Tekening door Paulus Constantin la Fargue, 1770, collectie Gemeente Archief Den Haag

This unknown African horseman pictured in The Hague’s forest was probably in the service of William V. Who he is, is as yet unknown. Drummer or tambour was one of the roles typically given to people of African descent in Europe.

The drawing was on show in the exhibition African servants at the court of The Hague in the Hague Historical Museum.

Drummers by Rembrandt and Drummer by Cornelis Troost.

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Deze onbekende zwarte cavalerist in het Haagse bos was waarschijnlijk in dienst van Willem V. Wie hij is, is vooralsnog ongekend. Trommelaar of tamboer was een van de typische rollen die mensen met een Afrikaanse afkomst in Europa kregen.

De tekening was te zien op de tentoonstelling Afrikaanse bedienden aan het Haagse hof in het Haags Historisch Museum.

Zie ook de Drummers van Rembrandt en de Drummer van Cornelis Troost.

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