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Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)
Edward Colston (1636–1721)

Photo credit: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

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Edward Colston was a Bristol merchant, slave trader and philanthropist. This work relates to a civic monument which stood in Bristol city centre from 1895 until 2020.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery



Edward Colston (1636–1721)






H 67 x W 17 x D 17 cm;
H 67 x W 17 x D 17 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by J. W. Arrowsmith, 1913

Work type


Inscription description

base, front: Edward Colston


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