Costumes créoles et nègres

Description

"Creole and Negro Clothing" (caption translation). This engraving shows three women standing in European clothes, while a man in the back holds an umbrella. On the streets of Paramaribo, Benoit wrote that "one can encounter a variety of people, wearing different styles of clothing" (p. 17). Pierre Jacques Benoit (1782-1854) was a Belgian artist, who visited the Dutch colony of Suriname on his own initiative for several months in 1831. He stayed in Paramaribo, but visited plantations, maroon communities and indigenous villages inland.

Source

"Figure 10" in Pierre Jacques Benoit, Voyage à Surinam; description des possessions néerlandaises dans la Guyane (Bruxelles: Société des Beaux-Arts de Wasme et Laurent, 1839).

Creator

Benoit, Pierre Jacques

Date Created

1831

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

BEN12

Spatial Coverage

South America--Suriname--Paramaribo

Citation

"Costumes créoles et nègres", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 23, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2353
"Creole and Negro Clothing" (caption translation). This engraving shows three women standing in European clothes, while a man in the back holds an umbrella. On the streets of Paramaribo, Benoit wrote that "one can encounter a variety of people, wearing different styles of clothing" (p. 17). Pierre Jacques Benoit (1782-1854) was a Belgian artist, who visited the Dutch colony of Suriname on his own initiative for several months in 1831. He stayed in Paramaribo, but visited plantations, maroon communities and indigenous villages inland.
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