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Creator:
Print made by Agostino Brunias, 1728–1796, Italian, active in Britain (1758–70; 1777-80s)
after Agostino Brunias, 1728–1796, Italian, active in Britain (1758–70; 1777-80s)
Title:

The West India Washer-Women

Additional Title(s):

The West Indian Washer-Women

Date:
1779
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
19 13/16 x 13 1/8 inches (50.4 x 33.3 cm), 12 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches (31.5 x 23.8 cm), and 8 13/16 x 6 15/16 inches (22.4 x 17.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "THE WEST INDIA WASHER-WOMEN. | [coat of arms] | This Plate is dedicated to Sir John Frederick, BART. | by his most obliged and devoted Servt,, A,, Brunias. | London, Pubd,, as the Act directs, July 1st, 1779, by the Proprietor, N67,, Broad Street, Soho."; lower right: "A,, Brunias pinxt,, et sculpt,,"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11133
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barefoot | carrying | child | children | cloth | earrings | genre subject | infant | jewelry | labor | landscape | laundry | mother | nude | paddle | river | rocks (landforms) | trees | turbans | washing | women | workers | working
Associated Places:
West Indies
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30568
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Mia L. Bagneris, Colouring the Caribbean : Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2018, p. 225, fig. 63, NJ18.B84652 B34 2018 (YCBA) [YCBA]


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