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Gouache - Garden Scene on the Braganza shore, Harbour of Rio de Janeiro
  • Garden Scene on the Braganza shore, Harbour of Rio de Janeiro
    Havell, William, born 1782 - died 1857
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Garden Scene on the Braganza shore, Harbour of Rio de Janeiro

  • Object:

    Gouache

  • Place of origin:

    Brazil (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1827 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Havell, William, born 1782 - died 1857 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by S.C. Turner through The Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    P.47-1948

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 55, box L

Physical description

Gouache depicting a garden scene on the Braganza shore in Rio, with two women and a child of European descent, fully covered in shawls, hats and long dresses, purchasing bananas, pineapples and melons from a black woman in a white skirt who is bending down towards the fruit. Other figures are seen carrying produce further down a path which is lined with large tropical plants and trees. The hilly waterfront landscape of Rio is seen in the distance beyond. Signed and dated by the artist.

Place of Origin

Brazil (possibly, made)

Date

1827 (made)

Artist/maker

Havell, William, born 1782 - died 1857 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Gouache

Marks and inscriptions

W. Havell / 1827
Signed and dated

Dimensions

Height: 13.5 in, Width: 20.25 in

Descriptive line

Gouache by William Havell entitled 'Garden Scene on the Braganza shore, Harbour of Rio de Janeiro'. Brazil, 1827.

Materials

Gouache

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Gardens; Bananas; Tropical; Shores; Pineapple; Melon

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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