3. Danse des sauvages (Dance ofthe Savages), c. 1834. This print was included in volume one of Debret's account of Brazil. The Indian subjects were the most popular in Europe. It was later shown that Debret, like many other traveler artists of the period, borrowed heavily from the works of others. This drawing is based on one of California coast natives, with a few modifications and the vegetation "tropicalized" to the Brazilian context.
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