Dance, Saint Domingue (St. Domingue, Haiti), late 18th cent.


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Image Reference
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Source
Nicolas Ponce, Recueil des vues des lieux principaux de la colonie Francaise de Saint-Domingue (Paris, 1791), fig. 26; from a painting by Agostino Brunias. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Comments
Engraving by Ponce for Moreau de Saint Mery, Loix et Constitution des Colonies Francais (Paris, 1784, 1790). Caption, "danse de Negres"; shows costumed men and women dancing, drummer and other instrumentalists. Compare this with image NW0156 this website.) For biographical details on Brunias, see image NW0016.