The recent historian David Dabydeen
notes that Bowen's perceptiveness is unusual: she is one of only two commentators to have remarked before him on this eighteenth-century black female Londoner.
Dabydeen, David. Hogarth’s Blacks: Images of Blacks in Eighteenth Century English Art. University of Georgia Press, 1987.
Its reception has also resulted in several interviews with Warner being published. Interviewer David Dabydeen
, himself a writer of Caribbean origin, notes that he found remarkable the fact that it was a very powerful...