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Agostino Brunias, 1728–1796

A West Indian Flower Girl and Two other Free Women of Color

Former Title(s):

A West Indian Flower Girl [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]

ca. 1769
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (31.8 x 24.8 cm), Frame: 17 1/8 × 14 3/8 × 2 1/4 inches (43.5 × 36.5 × 5.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boys | buildings | city | costume | Creole | flower (plant) | flowers (plants) | freedom | genre subject | men | selling | shawls | skirts (garments) | street | women
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Gold in America: Artistry, Memory, Power (Yale University Art Gallery, 2022-02-25 - 2022-07-10) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Prospects of Empire : Slavery and Ecology in Eighteenth-century Atlantic Britain (The Lewis Walpole Library, 2014-11-17 - 2015-05-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Interwoven Globe - Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800 (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2013-09-10 - 2014-01-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Tate Centenary Development (Tate Britain, 2001-09-25 - 2004-04-23) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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, pp.18, 205-06, 215-18, 224,237, available online via Proquest [ORBIS]

Mia L. Bagneris, Agostino Brunias : Capturing the Carribean [sic] (c. 1770-1800), , Robilant + Voena, London, UK, 2010, pp. 28, 29-30, fig. 13, NJ18 B84652 +B34 2010 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Mia L. Bagneris, Colouring the Caribbean : Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2018, p. 172, fig. 46, NJ18.B84652 B34 2018 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Steeve O. Buckridge, African Lace - Bark in the Caribbean : The Construction of Race, Class and Gender, London, New York, 2016, p. 65, fig. 2.7, GN432 B84 2016 [ORBIS]

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, , Available Online : ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global [ORBIS]

Malcolm Cormack, 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) [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 [ORBIS]

Sara Hudson, Crossing Stories : Circulating Citizenships in an Americas du Golfe [ PhD Dissertation, Yale University], New Haven, 2011, fig. 7, Film D15149 (LSF) Also available online: Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global [ORBIS]

Kay Dian Kriz, Slavery, sugar, and the culture of refinement: picturing the British West Indies, 1700-1840, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, p. 62, fig. 30, N8214.5.W38 K75 2008 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Natasha Alyssa Tinsley, Thiefing Sugar : Reading Eroticism Between Women in Caribbean Literature [PhD Dissertation University of California, Berkeley ], Berkeley, 2003, p.37,40,245, 3121731 [ORBIS]

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 [ORBIS]

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 [ORBIS]

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) [YCBA]

Prospects of Empire : slavery and ecology in eighteenth-century Atlantic Britain : an exhibition at the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, 20 October 2014 through May 1, 2015, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT, 2015, p. 19, no. 5, V 2578 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Leonora Sansay, Secret History, or, The Horrors of St. Domingo, Broadview Press, Peterborough, ON, 2007, ??, PS2769 .S43x 2007 (SML) [ORBIS]

Beth Fowkes Tobin, Colonizing nature, the tropics in British arts and letters, 1760-1820 , Academy, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 2005, p. 18, PR129 T76 T63 2005 (YCBA) Also available online - Project Muse (ORBIS) [YCBA]

Beth Fowkes Tobin, Picturing Imperial Power : Colonial Subjects in Eighteenth Century British Painting, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 1999, p. 143, 170, ND466 759 1999 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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