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  In English: In the sixties of the eighteenth century, the future stadtholder William V,  receives two black children, Willem Frederik Cupido and Guan Anthony Sideron, probably as a present by The Dutch West India Company. The seven-year-old Sideron is from the drought and famine stricken Curaçao, the slightly younger Cupido of the coast of …

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Kensington Palace De afgelopen weken bezocht ik in Engeland een aantal plekken, waaronder paleizen. Dit alles voor een boek en een tentoonstelling in de maak. Het eerste paleis was Kensington in Londen. Kensington was een favoriet paleis van Koning – stadhouder Willem III en zijn Mary Stuart. Zij ontvingen hier gezelschappen. Hierna gebruikten de koningen …

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May 28-31/ Villa La Pietra / New York University / Florence Italy Held at New York University’s historical Villa La Pietra, home of the NYU/Florence program in Florence Italy, Black Potraiture(s) II is the sixth in a series of interdisciplinary visual arts conferences Harvard University inaugurated in 2004 with Bridging the Gabs. Organizers: Awam Amkpa, …

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Who knows where I can find the painting by Jean Humbert with the portrait of Sideron? Guan Sideron is one of the black children at the court of Stadtholder William V of the Dutch republic. Sideron,  born in Curaçao (West Indies) , came mid-1763 at the stadtholders court in The Hague. He was 7 years …

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