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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 Cudgelling Match between English and French Negroes in the Island of Dominica

Date:
1779
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching with hand coloring on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 11 5/8 x 13 7/8 inches (29.5 x 35.3 cm) and Image: 8 15/16 x 12 3/4 inches (22.7 x 32.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "(PM 6206)"

Lettered in black ink, lower center: [coat of arms, "TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO" lettered within center oval, "MALO MORI QUAM FOEDARI" lettered within banners] | "THIS PLATE (representing a CUDGELLING MATCH between ENGLISH and FRENCH NEGROES in the | Island of Domenica,) is humbly dedicated to Sir Ralph Payne, KNIGHT of the most | HONORABLE ORDER of the BATH. by his most Obedient and devoted Servant, | A,, Brunias. | London. Published 15 Feby,, 1779, by the Proprietor, N. 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:
B1981.25.1957
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
audience | boys | Caribbean | child | clubs (weapons) | costume | cudgels | fighting | French | genre subject | hut | jewelry | landscape | men | natives | necklace | patterns (design elements) | sashes (costume accessories) | shirts | stripes | thatched roof | thatching | torn | trees | turbans | viewers | West Indies | women
Associated Places:
Dominica | North and Central America
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43125
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Mia L. Bagneris, Colouring the Caribbean : Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2018, p. 127, fig. 34, ND623 B825 B34 2018 (HAAS)

Mia L. Bagneris, Colouring the Caribbean : Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2018, p. 127, fig. 34, NJ18.B84652 B34 2018 (YCBA)


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