Esclaves allant recevoir le bapteme.(Bresil.)
Lithograph, sheet 245 x 155mm. 9¾ x 6".
Two slaves in Brazil, eager converts to Christianity, dressed to receive baptism. Plate to 'Souvenirs d'un aveugle (blind man)' by Jacques Etienne Victor Arago (1790 - 1855). A French writer, artist and explorer, Arago joined Louis de Freycinet on his 1817 voyage around the world aboard the ship Uranie, which inspired his witty 'Voyage autour du monde'. Although he lost his sight in 1837, he went on travelling and writing for the theatre.
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