Esclaves nègres, de differéntes nations
"Enslaved Negros, from Different Nations" (caption translation). This illustration shows profiles, upper torsos, hairstyles and jewelry for sixteen different enslaved women representing the diversity of African heritage in Brazil. 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 22, p. 75.
Debret, Jean Baptiste
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