Washerwomen, Brazil,1816-1831

Description

Shows a number of women, some with children, washing clothes by a mountain stream or river; plantation manor house in background. The engravings in this book were taken from drawings made by Debret during his residence in Brazil from 1816 to 1831. For watercolors by Debret of scenes in Brazil, some of which were incorporated into his Voyage Pittoresque, see Jean Baptiste Debret, Viagem Pitoresca e Historica ao Brasil (Editora Itatiaia Limitada, Editora da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1989; a reprint of the 1954 Paris edition, edited by R. De Castro Maya).

Source

Jean Baptiste Debret, Voyage Pittoresque et Historique au Bresil (Paris,1834-39), vol. 2, plate 48 (top). Fascimile edition published in Rio de Janeiro and New York, 1965. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Creator

Debret, Jean Baptiste

Language

French

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

NW0347

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil

Citation

"Washerwomen, Brazil,1816-1831", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 18, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/919
Shows a number of women, some with children, washing clothes by a mountain stream or river; plantation manor house in background. The engravings in this book were taken from drawings made by Debret during his residence in Brazil from 1816 to 1831. For watercolors by Debret of scenes in Brazil, some of which were incorporated into his Voyage Pittoresque, see Jean Baptiste Debret, Viagem Pitoresca e Historica ao Brasil (Editora Itatiaia Limitada, Editora da Universidade de Sao Paulo, 1989; a reprint of the 1954 Paris edition, edited by R. De Castro Maya).
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