Portrait of Rita, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1820-24

Source

Painted by Augustus Earle (1793-1838). Courtesy of National Library of Australia, Canberra, which holds the original (nla.pic-an2822644).

Description

Water color on paper titled Rita, a celebrated black beauty at Rio de Janeiro. Rita may have been a free woman of color. Augustus Earle, a widely travelled English painter, lived in Rio from early 1820 to early 1824, with occasional trips to Chile and Peru during that period.

Creator

Earle, Augustus

Date Created

1820-1824

Language

English

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

IMG04
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