Media Information

Collection name:
JCB Archive of Early American Images
Accession number :
Record number :
JCB call number :
E834 D288v / 3-SIZE
Image title :
[top] Les Étrennes de Noël. [bottom] Ange Revenant de la Procession.
Creator 1 :
Jean Baptiste Debret
Creator 1 dates :
Creator 1 role :
Creator 2 :
Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.
Creator 2 role :
lith. de
Place image published :
Image publisher :
[Firmin Didot Frères]
Image date :
Image function :
plate 25; vol. 3, following p. 174
Technique :
Image dimension height :
29.5 cm. (both images)
Image dimension width :
23.3 cm.
Page dimension height :
53.5 cm.
Page dimension width :
34 cm.
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Description :
[top] Three black slaves bring gifts to a house. The gifts include bottles of port, two suckling pigs, chickens, and a turkey. At left, a female slave brings a more modest gift to a more humble dwelling. [bottom] A male relative who is a member of a confraternity holds the hand of a young girl dressed as an angel. Includes a black slave playing a horn and holding a stick with palm branches and flowers at the top. Also includes details of horn and side and rear views of angels.
Source creator :
Debret, Jean Baptiste, 1768-1848
Source Title :
Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil ... Tome troisième.
Source place of publication :
Source publisher :
Firmin Didot Frères, imprimeurs de l'Institut de France, libraires, rue Jacob, no. 56.
Source date :
M DCCC XXXIX. [1839]
notes :
[top] Text describes the customs of gift-giving at Christmas. [bottom] Girls of seven or eight years of age were dressed elaborately as angels during Lenten processions and were sources of pride to their relatives who were members of confraternities.The lithographs in this book were made from drawings made by Debret during his fifteen-year residence (1816-1831) in Brazil.
Time Period :
Provenance/Donor :
Acquired before 1874.
Owner and copyright :
©John Carter Brown Library, Box 1894, Brown University, Providence, R.I. 02912
geographic area :
Subject Area :
Artifacts, industry, and human activities
Subject headings :
Subject headings :
Subject headings :
Brazil--Social life and customs--19th century
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[top] Les Étrennes de Noël. [bottom] Ange Revenant de la Procession.