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

Linen Market, Dominica

Former Title(s):

Linen Day, Roseau, Dominica [YCBA 1985 Concise Catalogue title]

Linen Day, Roseau, Dominica - A Market Scene, c.1780

ca. 1780
Oil on canvas
19 5/8 × 27 inches (49.8 × 68.6 cm) and 23 5/8 × 31 × 2 inches (60 × 78.7 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
basket | boats | buildings | chairs | children | corncob | costume | Creole | fruit | genre subject | linen (material) | market (event) | men | merchants | parasols | produce stand | sea | selling | servants | stalls | stools | umbrellas | vase | vegetables | women
Associated Places:
Dominica | Lesser Antilles | Roseau | West Indies
On view in the galleries
IIIF Manifest:

The Black Figure in the European Imaginary (Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 2017-01-20 - 2017-05-15) [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]

Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn (New York Historical Society, 2011-11-11 - 2012-04-15) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Wilde Americk - Discovery and Exploration of the New World, 1500-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-09-27) [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, p.19, available online via Proquest [ORBIS]

Mia L. Bagneris, Agostino Brunias : Capturing the Carribean [sic] (c. 1770-1800), , Robilant + Voena, London, UK, 2010, pp. 30-33, fig. 14, 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, pp. 182-183, 188, 190-191, 199, 201, fig. 47, NJ18.B84652 B34 2018 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Thomas Bender, Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn, D. Giles Limited, London, 2011, pp. 132-133, 86 D11 R48 (WALPOLE) [ORBIS]

David Bindman, The History of British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2008, pp. 106-09 (v.2), pl. 60, N6761 +H57 2008 Oversize (YCBA) [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. 273-74, fig. 264, N8217.B535 I42 2010+ (YCBA) Citations are to Vol. 3, Part 3 [YCBA]

Steeve O. Buckridge, African Lace - Bark in the Caribbean : The Construction of Race, Class and Gender, London, New York, 2016, p. 41, fig. 1.3, GN432 B84 2016 [ORBIS]

Adrienne L. Childs, Imagining Blacks in European art, Fine Art Connoisseur, 14 issue 2, Streamline, Boca Raton, Fla, p. 77, V 2837 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Adrienne L. Childs, The Black Figure in the European Imaginary, London; Winter Park, FL, 2017, pp. 29, 48, fig. 13, pl. 3, N8232 +C59 2017 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Christie's sale catalogue : Topographical Pictures, Drawings, Watercolours, Prints and Sculptures, particularly of American, Canadian, African, Eastern and Australasian Interest : 20 November 1986, Christie's, South Kensington, November 20, 1986, pp. 10-11, Lot 11, Auction Catalogues (YCBA)

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) [YCBA]

Martina Droth, Britain in the world: Highlights from the Yale Center for British Art in honor of Amy Meyers, Yale University Press, New Haven, London, p. 80, N6761 .Y33 2019 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Natasha Eaton, Mimesis Across Empires : Artworks and Networks in India, 1765-1860, , Duke University Press, Durham; London, 2013, pp. 79, 80, fig. 2.2, N7303 .E28 2013 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Envisaging a future for slavery : Agostino Brunias and the imperial politics of labor and reproduction, v. 52, no. 1, The Johns Hopkins University Press for the American Society, Baltimore, MD, pp. 115-33, NX452 E54 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Elisabeth Fairman, Wilde Americk : Discovery and Exploration of the New World, , New Haven, 2001, p.15, V 0857 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Kay Dian Kriz, Slavery, sugar, and the culture of refinement: picturing the British West Indies, 1700-1840, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, p. 36 (detail), p. 56, N8214.5.W38 K75 2008 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Madeleine Dobie, Trading Places: Colonization and Slavery in Eighteenth-Century French Culture, , Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 2010, pp. 120, 121, fig. 15, PQ265 D63X 2010 (SML) [ORBIS]

Louis P. Nelson, Architecture and Empire in Jamaica, Yale University Press, New Haven, p. 182, fig. 6.26, NA809 +.N457 2016 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Felicity Nussbaum, The Global Eighteenth Century, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Md., 2003, p.197, fig.13.2, D287 G56 2003 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sarah Caitlin Parsons, Imagining Empire : Slavery and British Visual Culture, 1765-1807 [PhD Dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara], Santa Barbara, California, 2000, pp. 229-233, 255, 279, 352, fig. 73, available online via ProQuest [ORBIS]

Amelia Peck, Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, 2013, p.285, NK8806 +.I58 2013 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Danielle Catherine Skeehan, Creole Domesticity : Women, Commerce, and Kinship in Early Atlantic Writing [PhD Dissertation, Northeastern University], Boston, 2013, pp.148-155, available online via ProQuest [ORBIS]

Beth Fowkes Tobin, Picturing Imperial Power : Colonial Subjects in Eighteenth Century British Painting, Duke University Press, Durham, North Carolina, 1999, pp. 152, 160, 163-164, 170, fig. 31, ND466 759 1999 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Kemble Widmer, In Plain Sight : Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould, The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, 2014, pp. 74, 75-76, fig. 7 ("Desks took on Bord"), NK2439.G68 +A4 2014 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

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