Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (Job ben Solomon)

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Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (Job ben Solomon), by William Hoare, 1733 - NPG L245 - OM.762.  Orientalist Museum, Doha.

OM.762. Orientalist Museum, Doha.

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (Job ben Solomon)

by William Hoare
oil on canvas, 1733
30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm)
Lent by Qatar Museums Authority/Orientalist Museum, Doha, OM 762, Qatar Museums Authority: Doha: Qatar, 2010
Primary Collection
NPG L245

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  • William Hoare (1707-1792), Portrait painter. Artist associated with 73 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.

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Hoare's sensitive portrait is the earliest known British oil portrait of a freed slave and the first portrait to honour an African subject as an individual and an equal. The portrait provides a fascinating insight into the eighteenth-century English response to other peoples and religions.

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