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Image number: RS.13834
Credit: ©The Royal Society

‘Kooranko man smoking’ and ‘Furnace for smelting iron’

Date

ca.1822-1825

Creator

Alexander Gordon Laing (1794-1826, British), Explorer

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Dimensions

height (painting): 113mm
width (painting): 184mm

Subject

Description

Portrait of a Koranko man seated and smoking a long pipe and a figure of a furnace for smelting iron.

From a collection of drawings and maps belonging to Alexander Gordon Laing, relating to his expedition of West Africa. These two paintings relate to Falaba in Sierra Leone, Africa

Published in ‘Travels in the Timannee, Kooranko, and Solima Countries, 1825’

Alexander Gordon Laing (1794-1826) was a British explorer and the first European to reach Timbuktu. He was not a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Associated place

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   > Africa
      > Sierra Leone