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Agostino Brunias, 1728–1796, Italian, active in Britain (1758–70; 1777-80s)
Free West Indian Dominicans
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
Exhibition History:
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The Interwoven Globe - Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013-09-10 - 2014-01-05)

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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)

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, N8232 +.I42 2010 Vol. 3,Part 3 Oversize (YCBA) Citations are to Vol. 3, Part 3

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, 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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