House Slaves with White Family, 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 5, p. 31. (Copy in the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University)

Comments
Caption, "un employé du govern't sortant de chez lui avec sa famille" (a government employee leaving his house with his family); note house slaves at the rear of this "procession." 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).