Convicts Carrying Water at Rio de Janeiro
This image depicts three men in chains with water buckets on their heads smoking pipes, while a guard carries a sword. 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.
Maria Graham, Journal of a voyage to Brazil and residence there, during part of the years 1821, 1822, 1823 (London, 1824), p. 217. Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University.
Benoit, Pierre Jacques
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South America--Brazil--Rio de Janeiro
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