Sandy Point Estate, St. Kitts (St. Christopher), British West Indies, ca. 1795


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This record was last updated on 25 Oct 2010

Image Reference
NW0005

Source
Issued as a greeting card, published in 1991, by the Barbados Museum and Historical Society. See Comments

Comments
Shows a windmill and enslaved workers engaged in activities associated with bringing canes to the mill; also various outbuildings. Toward the right center is a small illustration of a cattle or horse powered mill; a white overseer is shown on horseback in bottom center. The Barbados Museum greeting card caption specifies that this "watercolour painting" is "attributed to Agostino Brunias, c. 1795." The source of the painting is not given (other than specifying it was held in a private collection in Trinidad), but neither it nor a print of it is today (2010) located in the Museum. This painting or another like it was sold at auction in 1998 (Lot 43, Sale 6015) by Christie’s of London; Augustin [sic] Brunias is identified as the painter on Christie’s website. The caption/title on the painting’s bottom margin, not shown on the greeting card issued by the Barbados Museum, reads: “A North View of the Buildings on the Sandy Point Estate of Sir Patrick Blake Baronet in the Island of Saint Christopher. With a view of the north parts of Brimstone Hill, Charle’s Fort, Figtree Fort, the town of Sandy Mount, and the Adjacent County.” Persons familiar with Brunias are skeptical that he did the painting (they prefer not to be acknowledged because they have not viewed the original painting). For biographical notes on Brunias, see image reference NW0009.