|A Mulatto Woman with her White Daughter Visited by Negro Women in their House in Martinique by Le Masurier|
I find it interesting that the mulatto woman, and her daughter, are depicted as being important in the Martinique society...they have nice clothing, a slave-boy servant, a gentleman-servant (or perhaps he was a suitor?), plenty to eat and drink and last but certainly not least, they have their own house to which two black women are visiting them. Did the woman have all this before she became pregnant or only after and the white father is taking care of his new family? Was the father the woman's husband? There are so many questions to be answered. As the saying goes, I wish I could have been a fly on the wall.