Boutique de la rue du Val-Longo

Description

"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).

Source

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.

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

H015

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil--Rio de janeiro

Citation

"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
"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).
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