Capoeira Scene, Brazil, 1820-24

Description

Water color on paper titled Negroes fighting, Brazils. Although the word fighting is in the artist's title, the men's body movements are those of Capoeira (see image reference NW0171 on this website). Several onlookers are shown, including a woman carrying an infant, and a white policeman/soldier approaching the scene; the seated man is playing a drum, the source of music for this performance. Augustus Earle, an English painter, lived in Rio from early 1820 to early 1824, with occasional trips to Chile and Peru during that period.

Source

Painted by Augustus Earle (1793-1838); original in National Library of Australia, Canberra (nla.pic-an2822650)

Creator

Earle, Augustus

Date Created

1820-1824

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

IMG03

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil

Citation

"Capoeira Scene, Brazil, 1820-24", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 17, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2769
Water color on paper titled Negroes fighting, Brazils. Although the word fighting is in the artist's title, the men's body movements are those of Capoeira (see image reference NW0171 on this website). Several onlookers are shown, including a woman carrying an infant, and a white policeman/soldier approaching the scene; the seated man is playing a drum, the source of music for this performance. Augustus Earle, an English painter, lived in Rio from early 1820 to early 1824, with occasional trips to Chile and Peru during that period.
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