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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 with hand coloring on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 1/8 x 15 3/4 inches (33.4 x 40 cm), Plate: 11 7/8 x 14 3/4 inches (30.2 x 37.5 cm), and Image: 9 x 12 15/16 inches (22.9 x 32.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "3"; on back, lower left: "6 (encircled) | M1-1 | W"; on back, lower right: "(PM 6202)"

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:
B1981.25.1958
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barefoot | bottle | buildings | Caribbean | child | clapping | coconuts | costume | couple | dance | dancers | dancing | dresses | drum (musical instrument) | earrings | genre subject | hats | houses | jewelry | leisure | men | music | natives | necklaces | parasol | patterns | performance | plaid | sashes (costume accessories) | shirts | singers | singing | stripes | talking | tambourine | trees | turbans | veils | village | West Indies | women
Associated Places:
Dominica | North and Central America
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:43126
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