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

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
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:
boys | buildings | city | costume | Creole | flower (plant) | flowers (plants) | freedom | genre subject | men | selling | shawls | street | women
Not on view

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

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)

Mia L. Bagneris, Colouring the Caribbean : Race and the Art of Agostino Brunias, Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2018, p. 172, fig. 46, ND623 B825 B34 2018 (HAAS)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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)

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)

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