Photo, Print, Drawing Inhabitants of Antioquia. Antioquia

About this Item

Title

  • Inhabitants of Antioquia.

Other Title

  • Antioquia

Summary

  • This watercolor by Henry Price (1819--63) shows people of different social strata and occupations, gathered in a public square of the city of Antioquia, Antioquia (present-day Department of Antioquia), Colombia. Part of a church or cathedral is visible behind the figures on the left, and in the background are the Andes Mountains. Price was a British painter and musician who was one of the draftsmen of the Comisión Corográfica (Chorographic Commission), a body tasked with studying the geography, natural resources, natural history, regional culture, and agriculture of the Republic of New Granada (present-day Colombia and Panama). He was born in London but moved to New York with his family as an adolescent. In 1843 he married Eliza Castello Brandon, daughter of David Castello Montefiori (1790--1882). Price and Castello probably met in New York, where Castello, also originally from London, had transferred his commercial activities from Kingston, Jamaica. Henry and Eliza Price settled in Bogotá, where he initially worked as a bookkeeper for Castello. With the foundation of the Sociedad Filarmónica, an influential institution in Bogotá society, he was able to make important social connections that led to a teaching post at the Colegio del Espíritu Santo. It was there that he met some future members of the Comisión Corográfica, including Venezuelan painter Carmelo Fernández (1809--87), botanist José Jerónimo Triana (1828--90), and the lawyer and statesman Santiago Pérez Manosalbas (1830--1900). Price was hired for the third expedition, in 1852, to the provinces of Mariquita, Medellín, Córdova, Antioquia, and Cauca, under the direction of Agustín Codazzi (1793--1859). Many of Price's watercolors and drawings from 1852--55 depict Colombia's landscapes, the people and their customs, and artifacts. These works are now held at the National Library of Colombia (Colección Comisión Corográfica).

Contributor Names

  • Colombia. Comisión Corográfica Sponsor.
  • Price, Henry, 1819-1863 Artist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1852.

Subject Headings

  • -  Colombia--Antioquia--Antioquia
  • -  1852
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Clothing and dress
  • -  Expeditions and surveys
  • -  Group portraits
  • -  Plazas
  • -  Portraits
  • -  Regional Memory of the World Register, Scientific Memory of Andean America

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: Watercolor on paper ; 19 x 28 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Library of Colombia.
  • -  Content in Spanish.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Colección Comisión Corográfica

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670005

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Colombia. Comisión Corográfica Sponsor, and Henry Price. Inhabitants of Antioquia. Antioquia Colombia, 1852. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670005/.

APA citation style:

Colombia. Comisión Corográfica Sponsor & Price, H. (1852) Inhabitants of Antioquia. Antioquia Colombia, 1852. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670005/.

MLA citation style:

Colombia. Comisión Corográfica Sponsor, and Henry Price. Inhabitants of Antioquia. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670005/>.