Coachman with Horse and Carriage, Havana, Cuba, ca. 1850

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Image Reference

Album Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba (Havana[?], 1851 [?]), plate 12 (copy in Special Collections, University of Virginia Library). The University of Miami copy is cataloged as Havana [ca. 1850]; other libraries give Havana, with various dates, e.g., 1851, 1853, 1855. See also comments.

Caption, "El Quitrin." See image LCP-15 for a detailed description of the "Quitrin". A slightly altered version in b/w is also published in Maturin Ballou, History of Cuba (Boston, 1854), facing p. 131. See also, Emilio Cueto, Mialhe's Colonial Cuba [Miami, The Historical Association of Southern Florida, 1994], p. 95 for the same image. This painting is based on a drawing originally done by the French artist Frederic/Federico Mialhe, who lived in Cuba from 1838 to 1854 (see LCP-15), but the painting, according to Cueto, was done by another artist).