Boutique de la rue du Val-Longo
"Boutique on Val-Longo Road" (caption translation). This engraving shows slaves in a building on the street of the slave market in Rio de Janeiro. Adults ranged along benches, children were playing on the floor; two Europeans present. Jean-Baptiste Debret (1768–1848) was a French painter, who produced lithographs depicting people during his residence in Brazil from 1816 to 1831. The Portuguese court commissioned Debret to paint their portraits, but he took a particular interest painting enslaved Africans and indigenous peoples. See also Jean Baptiste Debret, Viagem Pitoresca e Historica ao Brasil ([Paris, 1854]; Editora da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1989).
Jean Baptiste Debret, Voyage Pittoresque et Historique au Bresil (Paris, 1834-39), vol. 2, plate 23, p. 78. Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.
Debret, Jean Baptiste
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South America--Brazil--Rio de janeiro
"Boutique de la rue du Val-Longo", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed September 19, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1978