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Print made by Louis Charles Ruotte, 1754–ca. 1806, French
after Agostino Brunias, 1728–1796, Italian, active in Britain (1758–70; 1777-80s)
Published by François Jules Gabriel Depeuille, active 1783–1798, French

The West India Flower Girl

Stipple engraving and etching with hand coloring on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Sheet (cropped to plate): 12 1/4 x 9 7/16 inches (31.1 x 24 cm), Image: 8 13/16 x 7 inches (22.4 x 17.8 cm), and Frame: 20 1/4 × 15 1/4 × 1 inches (51.4 × 38.7 × 2.5 cm)

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "A,, Brunias pinxit."; lower center: [coat of arms] | "THE WEST INDIA FLOWER GIRL. LA BOUQUETIÉRE DES INDES OCCIDENTAL. | This Plate is dedicated to Sir Patk,, Blake, Bart,, | by his most Obliged and devoted Servt,, | A. Brunias. | A Paris, chez Depeuille rue St,, Denis, la Boutique attenant St,, Jacques, l'hopital, No,, 416, & au Palais Royal, au Pavillon."; lower right: "L,, G,, Ruotte direxit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barrel (container) | bows (costume accessories) | breeches (trousers) | buildings | Caribbean | choker | cityscape | coat | costume | dresses | earrings | flounces | flowers (plants) | genre subject | handkerchiefs | hats | jewelry | labor | lace | men | natives | patterns (design elements) | plaid | plate (dish) | road | servant | smell | street | stripes | town | turbans | veils | village | women | working
Associated Places:
West Indies
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IIIF Manifest:

Mia L. Bagneris, Colouring the Caribbean : Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2018, p. 228, fig. 65, ND623 B825 B34 2018 (HAAS)

Mia L. Bagneris, Colouring the Caribbean : Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2018, p. 228, fig. 65, NJ18.B84652 B34 2018 (YCBA)

Adrienne L. Childs, The Black Figure in the European Imaginary, London; Winter Park, FL, 2017, p. 52, pl. 7, N8232 +C59 2017 Oversize (YCBA)

John Cooper, Imperial Balls : The Arts of Sex, War, and Dancing in India, England, and the Caribbean, 1770-1870 [PhD Dissertation, Yale University ], New Haven, CT, 2015, p. 133-34, fig. 3.13, Available Online : ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

Harry Newman, The Home Front : The West India Flower Girl, Christian Science Monitor, 38, , August 26, 1946, p. 10, Avaialble Online : Proquest Historical Newspapers Also Available on microfilm : Film An C463 (SML

Stephanie Lugdiwine Ovide, La Fille de Couler: Styles and Perceptions of Women's Fashion in Guadalupe and Martinique from the 1848 Abolition of Slavery to 1930 [ Master's Thesis, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York ], Fashion Institute of Technology., State Universty of New York, New York, 1997, pp. 7, 15, 36, 67, 72, 80, fig. 9, Available online: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

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