Title:Drawings of Brazilian subjects
Creator/Contributor:Arago, Jacques, 1790-1855, creator
Views depict: a port with a building and boats, dated "Avril[?] 1822" -- an interior of a blacksmith's shop and a black man
-- a group of men, some wearing European clothes, labelled "Rio [de] Janeiro" -- a group of plants identified as "Potos lanceoloeta,
Cana, Poinciana pulcherina, Prometta cena" -- a sleeping figure -- a group of cottages surrounded by trees, possibly General
Hogendorp's home, as suggested by pen note reading "General Hogendorp... Corcovado."
Date:ca. 1822 (issued)
Graaf van -- Hogendorp, Dirk -- 1761-1822
Brazilians -- Pictorial works
Voyages around the world -- Pictorial works
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Pictorial works
Brazil -- Pictorial works
Title supplied by cataloger.
Tentatively attributed to Jacques Étienne Victor Arago.
Ms. annotations on the items, in part not readable.
Dirk Hogendorp, a French General, was an aide-de-camp to Napoleon Bonaparte; he spent his last years in exile in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, living in a house built on the slope of the Corcovado Mountain, where he died in 1822.
Jacques Étienne Victor Arago took part in the scientific voyage around the world in the Uranie and Physicienne Corvettes commanded
by Captain Freycinet during 1817-1820. He served as a draftsman to the expedition producing ca. 500 drawings of landscapes,
coastal views, people, plants, etc.; and as a reporter (his observations were published in several books). On at least two
occasions he visited Rio de Janeiro, where he met General Hogendorp. Drawings in this collection were possibly produced during
one of his visits to Brazil.
5 drawings and 1 watercolor : pencil ; 12 x 17 cm. or smaller.
BANC PIC 1905.17126--A