Market Women, Rio de Janeiro, 1858-1860


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This record was last updated on 23 May 2012

Image Reference
Biard01

Source
François-Auguste Biard, Deux Années au Brésil (Paris, 1862), p. 47

Comments
Shown are three women in full dresses and head ties/turbans; one woman carries a basket of fruit on her head. Biard, a French painter, lived in Brazil for about two years, 1858-1860. His published account contains a number of images of slave life, several of which are included on this website. For a detailed study of Biard and his Brazilian sojourn, see Ana Lucia Araujo, Romantisme Tropical (Quebec, 2008).