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Album of aquarelle drawings of Ecuadorian natives and costumes

 
HOLLIS Number
Publication
[Ecuador?]: publisher not identified, [approximately 1850?]

Description

Digital facsimile

1 album ([32] leaves of plates) : all color illustrations ; 21 x 34 cm

Title devised by cataloger from bookseller Libreria De Antaño, Buenos Ayres title.

"An uncommonly finely drawn album of aquarelle drawings portraying Ecuadorians (mainly from Quito) in local costumes, performing trades, and assisting celebrations; a considerable amount is dedicated to the native population, as some others represent criollos in full attire. Each drawing has a caption in both Spanish and French, explaining the drawing and locating geographically where the image was captured (Quito, Napo, Otavalo, Gualea, Latacunga)."--Bookseller Libreria De Antaño, Buenos Ayres, description.

"Two aspects from this album are worthy of standing out, the high artistic quality not normally seen in these types of drawings, and that the attention to detail and realism contained in each drawing hints that it was made in situ."---Bookseller Libreria De Antaño, Buenos Ayres, description.

"Although anonymous, the accomplished renderings tell us of a skilled artist, probably local."---Bookseller Libreria De Antaño, Buenos Ayres, description.

Some plates have two images; plate leaves edged in gilt.

 

Language

Spanish, French
 

Subject

Clothing and dress -- Ecuador -- History -- 19th century.; Costume -- Ecuador -- History -- 19th century.; Indians of South America -- Clothing -- Ecuador.; Clothing and dress -- Ecuador -- History -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.; Costume -- Ecuador -- History -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.; Indians of South America -- Clothing -- Ecuador -- Pictorial works.; Ecuador -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.; Ecuador -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Pictorial works.