Whipping a Slave, Brazil, 1825-26
Pencil and sepia drawing by Charles Landseer, an English artist who visited Brazil when he was around 26 years old. The sketch shows a white (?) man whipping a black slave who is tied to a post and held by another black. Captioned Black Punishment at Rio de Janeiro, there is no other information on this scene, which Landseer presumably witnessed during his stay in 1825-26. The original drawing is in a private collection in Rio de Janeiro although it, along with Landseer's other approximately 130 Brazilian sketches and drawings, was published in a facsimile limited edition, edited with an introduction by C.Guinle de Paula Machado, Sketchbook containing studies made in Brazil, 1825-26 (Sao Paolo, Brazil, 1972).
Published in Hugh Honour, The Image of the Black in Western Art (Menil Foundation, Harvard University Press, 1989), vol. 4, pt. 1, p. 143, fig. 83; also in, Carlos Eugenio Marcondes de Moura, A Travessia da Calunga Grande (Sao Paulo, Editora da Universidade de Sao Paulo), p. 428 (see also, Comments).
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