A Negro festival drawn from nature in the island of St. Vincent / from an original picture by Agostine Brunyas, in the p...

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Material Information

Title:
A Negro festival drawn from nature in the island of St. Vincent / from an original picture by Agostine Brunyas, in the possession of Sir William Young Bart. F. R. S.
Physical Description:
1 print : b & w ; 20.4 x 17.3 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Brunias, Agostino
Publisher:
John Stockdale
Place of Publication:
London
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
Slavery -- 1790-1820   ( lcsh )
St. Vincent and the Grenadines -- 1790-1820.   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Notes

General Note:
In 1764 Italian artist Agostino Brunias visited the West Indies with Sir William Young, as his personal artist. Brunias returned to England about 1775, and emigrated to Dominica in 1784. Edwards defended slavery in his History, the second and later editions of which are illustrated with several pictures by Brunias. This print, however, probably depicts free men and women (they are better dressed than slaves). Brunias visions of noble savages and happy slaves are often reproduced, to this day.
General Note:
Illustration from The History, Civil and Commercial of the British Colonies in the West Indies / Bryan Edwards.

Record Information

Source Institution:
HistoryMiami.
Holding Location:
HistoryMiami.
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier:
local - 1995-202-1
System ID:
AA00010085:00001