Female Slaves in Brazil, 1816-1831


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Image Reference
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Source
Jean Baptiste Debret, Voyage Pittoresque et Historique au Bresil (Paris, 1834-39), vol. 2, plate 22, p. 75. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Comments
Caption, "esclaves negres, de differentes nations" (black slaves from different nations); shows upper torsos and faces of 16 women, their different hair styles and jewelry. 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).