Public Whipping of Enslaved Man, Brazil, 1820-24

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Painted by Augustus Earle (1793-1838); original in National Library of Australia, Canberra (nla.pic-an2822614)

Water color on paper titled "Punishing Negroes at Cathabouco [i.e., Calabouco], Rio de Janeiro." An unclothed black man is tied to stake and being whipped by another black, supervised by a white man. Augustus Earle, an English painter who travelled widely, lived in Rio from early 1820 to early 1824, with occasional trips to Chile and Peru during that period.