Afro-Brazilian Women, Rio de Janeiro, 1858-1860

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This record was last updated on 10 Jun 2016

Image Reference

François-Auguste Biard, Deux Années au Brésil (Paris, 1862), p. 93

Four women heading various goods, including an umbrella and a basket of fruit; also shows clothing styles. Biard, a French painter, lived in Brazil for about two years, 1858-1860. His published account contains a number of images of slave life, several of which are included on this website. For a detailed study of Biard and his Brazilian sojourn, see Ana Lucia Araujo, Brazil through French Eyes: A Nineteenth-Century Artist in the Tropics (University of New Mexico Press, 2015).