Baptism in a Catholic Church, Brazil,1816-1831

Description

Captioned, Negresses Allant a L'Eglise, Pour Etre Baptisées (black females going to church to be baptized), shows two black mothers (?) elaborately dressed and bejeweled carrying infant girls and approaching the entrance of a church; they are followed by an older woman (the mother of the two women?) and preceded by an older man (the father of the two women?)--all are greeted at the entrance by the mulatto (?) priest or some other Catholic official. The engravings in this book were taken from drawings made by Debret during his residence in Brazil from 1816 to 1831. For watercolors by Debret of scenes in Brazil, some of which were incorporated into his Voyage Pittoresque, see Jean Baptiste Debret, Viagem Pitoresca e Historica ao Brasil (Editora Itatiaia Limitada, Editora da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1989; a reprint of the 1954 Paris edition, edited by R. De Castro Maya).

Source

Jean Baptiste Debret, Voyage Pittoresque et Historique au Bresil (Paris,1834-39), vol. 3, plate 8, p. 129 (top). (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Creator

Debret, Jean Baptiste

Language

French

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

JCB_07385-18

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil

Citation

"Baptism in a Catholic Church, Brazil,1816-1831 ", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 9, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1833
Captioned, Negresses Allant a L'Eglise, Pour Etre Baptisées (black females going to church to be baptized), shows two black mothers (?) elaborately dressed and bejeweled carrying infant girls and approaching the entrance of a church; they are followed by an older woman (the mother of the two women?) and preceded by an older man (the father of the two women?)--all are greeted at the entrance by the mulatto (?) priest or some other Catholic official. The engravings in this book were taken from drawings made by Debret during his residence in Brazil from 1816 to 1831. For watercolors by Debret of scenes in Brazil, some of which were incorporated into his Voyage Pittoresque, see Jean Baptiste Debret, Viagem Pitoresca e Historica ao Brasil (Editora Itatiaia Limitada, Editora da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1989; a reprint of the 1954 Paris edition, edited by R. De Castro Maya).
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