Washerwomen, 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 48 (top). Fascimile edition published in Rio de Janeiro and New York, 1965. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

Comments
Shows a number of women, some with children, washing clothes by a mountain stream or river; plantation manor house in background. 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).