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Agostino Brunias, 1728–1796
A Leeward Islands Carib family outside a Hut
Former Title(s):
Three Caribsoutside a Native Hut [1985, Cormack, YCBA Concise Catalogue]
ca. 1780
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
12 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches (30.8 x 24.8 cm), Frame: 14 5/8 × 12 1/4 × 2 1/4 inches (37.1 × 31.1 × 5.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boy | Carib | child | costume | family | hut | man | nude | pipe | smoke | straw | women
Associated Places:
Leeward Islands | Lesser Antilles | West Indies
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

Caribbean - Crossroads of the World (Perez Art Museum Miami, - ) [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]

Caribbean - Crossroads of the World (El Museo del Barrio, 2012-06-12 - 2013-01-06) [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, fig.13, available online via Proquest [ORBIS]

Mia L. Bagneris, Agostino Brunias : Capturing the Carribean [sic] (c. 1770-1800), , Robilant + Voena, London, UK, 2010, p. 9-10, fig. 2, 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. 59, fig. 10, 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. 31, fig. 1.2, GN432 B84 2016 [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]

Deborah Cullen, Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World, , El Museo del Barrio, New York, 2012, N6591 .C375 2012 + OVERSIZE (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. 81, N6761 .Y33 2019 (LC) (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]

Tom L. Freudenheim, Tropical Ambition, Wall Street Journal, v. 260, New York, New York, August 9, 2012, p. D6, Available Online: Proquest Digital Microfilm Wall Street Journal - Eastern Edition [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. 47, N8214.5.W38 K75 2008 (LC) (YCBA) [YCBA]

Felicity Nussbaum, The Global Eighteenth Century, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Md., 2003, p.201, fig.13.4, D287 G56 2003 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Andrew Jackson O'Shaugnessy, An Empire Divided : the American Revolution and the British Caribbean, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2000, ??, F2131 074X 2000 (SML) [ORBIS]

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. 3, V 2578 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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