(1730 - 1796)
Agostino Brunias was active/lived in United Kingdom, Italy. Agostino Brunias is known for Genre painting.
Biography Agostino Brunias
Brunias painted numerous St
Vincent subjects for his patron Sir William Young, first British
Governor of Dominica, who had sugar estates on the island. Britain had
been given St Vincent, along with Dominica and Tobago by the Treaty of
Paris in 1763. The British distinguished the so-called Island or
'Yellow' Caribs from the 'Black' Caribs (supposedly descended from
African slaves who has intermarried with the Indian population), and
Young would exploit the supposed racial division (with Brunias carefully
describing the different types in his paintings) in his governance of
‘Indians' specifically associated with the West Indies were also imaged
as types or specimens in travel literatur
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