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Agostino Brunias, 1728–1796, Italian, active in Britain (1758–70; 1777-80s)

Free West Indian Dominicans

Former Title(s):

Free Natives of Dominica [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

ca. 1770
Oil on canvas
Support (PTG): 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (31.8 x 24.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
conversation piece | costume | freedom | group portrait | landscape | man | portrait | women
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Amanda Michaela Bagneris, Coloring the Caribbean : Agostino Brunias and the Painting of Race in the British West Indes, 1765-1800 [PhD Dissertation, Harvard University], Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2009, p.19, available online via Proquest

Mia L. Bagneris, Agostino Brunias : Capturing the Carribean [sic] (c. 1770-1800), , Robilant + Voena, London, UK, 2010, pp. 26, 28, fig. 11, NJ18 B84652 +B34 2010 Oversize (YCBA)

Mia L. Bagneris, Colouring the Caribbean : Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2018, p. 95, fig. 18, ND623 B825 B34 2018 (HAAS)

Mia L. Bagneris, Colouring the Caribbean : Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2018, p. 95, fig. 18, NJ18.B84652 B34 2018 (YCBA)

David Bindman, The Image of the Black in Western Art : From the " Age of Discovery" to the Age of Abolition, , vol. 3, part 3, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2010, pp. 274, 276, fig. 266, N8217.B535 I42 2010+ (YCBA) Citations are to Vol. 3, Part 3

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 44-45, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

Diana De Marly, Dress in North America, 1, Holmes and Meier, New York, New York, 1990, p.116, GT603 D4 1990 LC (YCBA)

Yvonne Eileen Fabella, Inventing the Creole Citizen : Race, Sexuality, and the Colonial Order in Pre-Revolutionary Saint Domingue [PhD Dissertation, State University of New York at Stony Brook ], Stony Brook, New York, 2008, pp.236 - 40, Available online: Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global

Amelia Peck, Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, 2013, p.286, NK8806 +.I58 2013 Oversize (YCBA)

Richard J. Powell, Cutting a Figure: Fashioning Black Portraiture, , University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2008, pp. 42-43, fig. 13, NX652 A37 P69 2008 (YCBA)

Beth Fowkes Tobin, Picturing Imperial Power : Colonial Subjects in Eighteenth Century British Painting, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 1999, p.139, 154, ND466 759 1999 (YCBA)

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