4. Court Official on his Way to the Palace, 1822. When they were first published, Debret's views of life in Rio were unpopular with the city's Portuguese inhabitants who denounced them as "inaccurate" and "outdated." Today, however, historians consider them a valuable source of information and largely accurate, if not always flattering, depictions oflife in Rio at that time.
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