The Thomas King entering London Docks, 1827, by William John Huggins (1781-1845)
This painting shows the West Indiaman Thomas King entering the London Docks. The Thomas King, a Thames built ship, carried sugar and rum from Demerara, British Guiana. She was named after Thomas King, one of the senior partners of London’s most active slave trading company and a director of the London Dock Company.
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Accession number: Museum of London, PLA Collection PLA75
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