Slave Market at Rio Janeiro

Description

This street scene shows enslaved children and adults with European buyers and sellers. The engraving derives from a painting made by Augustus Earle (1793–1838) was a British painter who traveled widely and lived in Rio de Janeiro between 1820 and 1824. His art provide an accurate record of European colonization during the nineteenth century. Maria Graham (née Dundas; 1785–1842), also known as Maria Lady Callcott, was a British writer of travel and children's books, as well as an illustrator. She went to Brazil on her return to England from Chile in 1823, which is the year Brazil declared their independence from Portugal. She stayed at the royal palace.

Source

Maria Graham, Journal of a voyage to Brazil and residence there, during part of the years 1821, 1822, 1823 (London, 1824), facing title page. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-97201.

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

GRA1

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil--Rio de Janeiro

Citation

"Slave Market at Rio Janeiro", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed September 18, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2654
This street scene shows enslaved children and adults with European buyers and sellers. The engraving derives from a painting made by Augustus Earle (1793–1838) was a British painter who traveled widely and lived in Rio de Janeiro between 1820 and 1824. His art provide an accurate record of European colonization during the nineteenth century. Maria Graham (née Dundas; 1785–1842), also known as Maria Lady Callcott, was a British writer of travel and children's books, as well as an illustrator. She went to Brazil on her return to England from Chile in 1823, which is the year Brazil declared their independence from Portugal. She stayed at the royal palace.
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