Esclaves nègres, de differéntes nations

Description

"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).

Source

Jean Baptiste Debret, Voyage Pittoresque et Historique au Bresil (Paris, 1834-39), vol. 2, plate 22, p. 75.

Creator

Debret, Jean Baptiste

Date Created

1830s

Language

French

Rights

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

Identifier

I027

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil

Citation

"Esclaves nègres, de differéntes nations", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 27, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2692
"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).
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