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Creator Print made by Agostino Brunias, 1728–1796, Italian, active in Britain (1758–70; 1777-80s)
after Agostino Brunias, 1728–1796, Italian, active in Britain (1758–70; 1777-80s)
Title A Negroes Dance in the Island of Dominica
Alternate Title(s) A Negroes' Dance in the Island of Dominica
Negroes Dance on the Island of Domenica
Date 1779
Medium Stipple engraving and etching with hand coloring on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions Sheet: 13 1/8 x 15 3/4 inches (33.4 x 40 cm) Plate: 11 7/8 x 14 3/4 inches (30.2 x 37.5 cm) Image: 9 x 12 15/16 inches (22.9 x 32.8 cm)
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Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "3"; on back, lower left: "6 (encircled) | M1-1 | W"; on back, lower right: "(PM 6202)", Lettered in black ink, lower center: [coat of arms] | "THIS PLATE (representing a NEGROES DANCE in the ISLAND of DOMINICA) is humbly dedicated | to the Honble,, Charles O'Hara, BRIGADIER GENERAL of his Majestys Army in America, | Col,, of Foot, & Lieut,, Col,, of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards. by his most obedt,, & devoted Servt,, | A,, Brunias. | London. Published 15 Feby,, 1779, by the Proprietor, N,, [...] ; Broad Streeet, Soho."; lower right: "A,, Brunias Pinxt,, et Sculpt,,"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.1958
Collection Prints and Drawings
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/3622709
Subject Terms barefoot | bottle | buildings | Caribbean | child | clapping | coconuts | costume | couple | dance | dancers | dancing | dresses | drum (musical instrument) | earrings | genre subject | hats | houses | jewelry | leisure | men | music | natives | necklaces | parasol | patterns | performance | plaid | sashes (costume accessories) | shirts | singers | singing | stripes | talking | tambourine | trees | turbans | veils | village | West Indies | women
Place Represented Dominica | North and Central America
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