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Reconstruction of the Citizen's costume - Part 3: conclusion

Reconstruction of the Citizen's costume Part 3: Conclusion The Citizen For those of you who arrive along the way, I warmly recommend you to read some articles in order to have all the elements about this man, named "the Citizen" on this watercolour by Mortier de Trévise, namely the description of A citizen of 1848, then Reconstitution of the Citizen's costume - 1rst part : the research and finally Reconstruction of the Citizen's costume...

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Reconstruction of the Citizen's costume - part 2: the making

Reconstruction of the Citizen's costume part 2: the making The Citizen The watercolour opposite is the first reconstruction project that we have chosen for our project. We invite you to read the description of this one in the article A citizen of 1848 as well as the preliminary research in the article Reconstitution of the Citizen's costume - 1rst part : the research In this article, I will discuss the different stages of the "production"...

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Jamali, sugarcane's guard

Jamali, sugarcane's Guard, 1861 Discovering the "cafre" guards The man Jamali pictured here is a "cafre". This word comes from the Arabic "kafir", meaning infidel, i.e. non-Muslim. Note his imposing build, his sharp spear to defend the fields or the huts, and the watchful look of the guard who watches for possible dangers from a higher point. The Lamb, Malagasy loincloth ? The cloth that envelops it is a loincloth,...

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Reconstitution of the Citizen's costume - 1rst part : the research

Reconstitution of the Citizen's costume 1rst part : the research The citizen Let us return to this watercolour by Hippolyte Charles Napoléon Mortier, the Duke of Trevise, of which we have already given a detailed description in the article A citizen of 1848, which we urge you to read before continuing with this article. Opposite, the watercolour by Mortier de Trévise depicts a man whose clothing is a certain "paradox" (as described in the...

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Victorine

Analysis of the Victorine's illustration Watercolour by Hippolyte Charles Napoléon Mortier, the Duke of Trevise dating from 1865, and representing "the old lady", who was called Victorine Context Victorine was very old in 1866, 13 years after the French abolition of slavery. Victorine may have arrived on the island as a child, as a slave. Young domestic slaves were in the permanent service of their masters, and apprenticed to older slaves. When...

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