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Auction 102, Lot 516

"Hausliche Zuchtigung der Neger", Rugendas, Moritz

Subject: South America

Period: 1835 (published)

Publication: Voyage pittoresque dans le Bresil

Color: Black & White

12.3 x 9.3 inches
31.2 x 23.6 cm
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Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858) traveled extensively throughout Brazil on two extended expeditions. A trained painter, these lithographed examples of his art are considered important documentation in the study of Brazilian life at the beginning of the nineteenth century. This remarkable work was published in German and French. A number of slaves are shown. Two women and a child are kneeling before the master who appears to whip one. Rare.


Condition: A

Beautiful impression. Crease in margin.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/5/2003