Looking for our subject in Amsterdam of the 1700s


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Description: Having identified the artist, location, and time period of the portrait, we turn our attention to Amsterdam’s archives to better understand the different lives people of colour lived in the Netherlands in the late 1700s. Adam Levine interviews Mark Ponte, a historian and archivist who specializes in Amsterdam’s historic Black communities, to learn more about who the painting might depict, and what her life might have been like.

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