Notable Sale

January 6, 2011

'A Group of Creole Women and their Servants in Dominica', oil on canvas, 36.8 x 64.8cm by Agostino Brunias (Rome 1730 - 1796 Dominica) was purchased by the Brooklyn Museum in late December 2010. This wonderful Caribbean conversation piece will be integrated into the Museum's permanent collection in early 2011. 

“We have a large West Indian community,” said Richard Aste, the museum’s curator of European art. “When I saw it, it just screamed Brooklyn. We were looking for something from the 18th century, and we didn’t have anything like this.”

Please read more about the acquistion in the New York Times on our press page.