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


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Image Reference
NW0251-b

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

Comments
Reversed version of print originally published in London in 1779, based on painting by Agostino Brunias (see "stick fighting, Dominica, 1779" in this website). The present engraving by Ponce for Moreau de Saint Mery, Loix et Constitution des Colonies Francais (Paris, 1784, 1790). Caption: "Negres jouant au baton"; men stick fighting in the middle of a crowd. For biographical details on Brunias, see image NW0016.