Shoemaker and Assistants, Brazil,1816-1831

Description

Caption, Boutique de Cordoniere, shows white shoemaker with black assistants/apprentices. A nursing mother shown on the left, while the shoemaker is beating a slave with a palmatoria, a wooden paddle with holes in it (James Sweet, Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African Portuguese World, 1441-1770 [University of North Carolina Press, 2003], p. 212). 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 29, p. 91. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

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

NW0146

Spatial Coverage

South America--Brazil

Citation

"Shoemaker and Assistants, Brazil,1816-1831", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 13, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/928
Caption, Boutique de Cordoniere, shows white shoemaker with black assistants/apprentices. A nursing mother shown on the left, while the shoemaker is beating a slave with a palmatoria, a wooden paddle with holes in it (James Sweet, Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African Portuguese World, 1441-1770 [University of North Carolina Press, 2003], p. 212). 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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