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Drawings of Brazilian subjects [graphic]
BANC PIC 1905.17126--A
Collection Overview

Title:

Drawings of Brazilian subjects

Creator/Contributor:

Arago, Jacques, 1790-1855, creator

Abstract:

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)

Subject:

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Graaf van -- Hogendorp, Dirk -- 1761-1822
Brazilians -- Pictorial works
Voyages around the world -- Pictorial works
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) -- Pictorial works
Brazil -- Pictorial works

Note:

Title supplied by cataloger.
Tentatively attributed to Jacques √Čtienne 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 √Čtienne 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.

Type:

graphic
Drawings.
Pencil works.
Watercolors.

Physical Description:

graphic
drawing
5 drawings and 1 watercolor : pencil ; 12 x 17 cm. or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 1905.17126--A

Origin:

Brazil