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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:

A Negroes Dance in the Island of Dominica

Date:
1779
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
13 5/16 x 19 7/8 inches (33.8 x 50.5 cm), 11 13/16 x 14 11/16 inches (30 x 37.3 cm), and 9 x 12 7/8 inches (22.8 x 32.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left, written upside down: "old print"

Lettered in black ink, lower center: [coat of arms] | "THIS PLATE (representing a NEGROES DANCE in the ISLAND of DOMINICA) is humbly dedicated | to the Honble,, Charles O'Hara, BRIGADIER GENERAL of his Majestys Army in America, | Col,, of Foot, & Lieut,, Col,, of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards. by his most obedt,, & devoted Servt,, | A,, Brunias. | London. Published 15 Feby,, 1779, by the Proprietor, N,, [...] ; Broad Streeet, Soho."; lower right: "A,, Brunias Pinxt,, et Sculpt,,"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11134
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barefoot | bottle | buildings | Caribbean | child | clapping | coconuts | costume | couple | dance | dancers | dancing | dresses | drum (musical instrument) | genre subject | hats | houses | jewelry | leisure | men | music | natives | necklaces | parasol | patterns (design elements) | performance | plaid | sashes (costume accessories) | shirts | singers | singing | stripes | talking | tambourine | trees | turbans | veils | village | women
Associated Places:
Dominica | North and Central America
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30569
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