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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:

Free Natives of Dominica

Additional Title(s):

Free Natives of Domenica

Date:
1780
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching with hand coloring on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
11 7/8 × 8 1/4 inches (30.2 × 20.9 cm) and 8 13/16 × 6 15/16 inches (22.4 × 17.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in brown ink, lower center: [Young coat of arms, "PRESS THROUGH" lettered within banner] | "FREE NATIVES OF DOMINICA. | This Plate is Dedicated to Sir Wm,, Young, Bart,, | by his most Obliged and devoted Servt,, | A,, Brunias. | London, Pubd,, as the Act directs, Febry,, 1, 1780, by the Proprietor, N,,67, 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:
B1981.25.1955
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bonnets (hats) | bows (costume accessories) | breeches (trousers) | cane | cap (headgear) | Caribbean | chokers | coat | costume | dresses | earrings | flounces | genre subject | gesture | gowns | handkerchiefs | hats | jewelry | lace | landscape | man | mountain | natives | palm trees | patterns (design elements) | ruffles | shrubs | staff (walking stick) | stripes | trees | tricorne | turbans | West Indies | women
Associated Places:
Dominica | North and Central America
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43123
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