Domestic Servants, Brazil, 1816-1831


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Image Reference
JCB_07385-15

Source
Jean Baptiste Debret, Voyage Pittoresque et Historique au Bresil (Paris,1834-39), vol. 2, plate 6, p. 33 (bottom). (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Comments
Titled "Une Dame Brésilienne dans son intérieur" (A Brasilian lady inside her home), shows three black servants attending a white (?) woman and her daughter; two black infants are crawling on the floor. 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).