Scipio Moorhead / Library of Congress

Phillis Wheatley

An engraving of the poet Phillis Wheatley, created for the frontispiece of her book Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral. The book was published in London in 1773. The engraving is by Scipio Moorhead.

The caption encircling the image reads, "Phillis Wheatley, Negro servant to Mr. John Wheatley, of Boston."

From the collections of the U.S. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.  (LC-USZC4-5316)

See our biography of Phillis Wheatley