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[Statuette of Simao Vicente da Rosa with tricorne hat, and sword, standing on a blue pedestal] [realia]
Bib ID 2165763
Format ObjectObject [realia]
Description [ca. 1770] 
1 statuette : wood and plaster, painted ; height 51.3 cm on plinth 27 x 25.5 x 8 cm. + 1 tricorne hat and 1 sword. 
Series

J.M. Braga collection.

Summary

This plaster statuette, a rare survivor of the last era of Macau's prosperity before British commerce swept aside that of Portugal, is thought to have been made in Manila about 1770, three years before Simao da Rosa's death. It shows a successful businessman in the formal attire of the period, and indicates that colonial dress followed closely those of metropolitan Portugal -- adapted from a note by J. M. Braga, MS 4300, Series 7, folder 94.

Biography/History

Simao da Rosa was the adopted son of Manuel Vicente da Rosa, his uncle, who after holding office in Macau as Ouvidor (Judge) from 1708 to 1716, become a successful merchant and councillor of the Leal Senado, the city council. Simao da Rosa inherited Manuel da Rosa's fortune on the latter's death in 1751, and with mercantile interests in the growing trade between Europe and Macau through Goa, the chief Portuguese settlement in India. Simao da Rosa was the great-great-great grandfather of Jack Braga. -- adapted from a note by J. M. Braga, MS 4300, Series 7, folder 94.

Notes

Part of: J.M. Braga collection.

Title devised by cataloguer based on information from acquisition documentation.

Condition: Broken thumb on right hand.

Tricorne hat in left arm.

A40000753.

Subjects Rosa, Simao Vicente da, - 1718-1773.  |  Businessmen - Macau - Portraits.  |  Object - Statues.
Occupation Business professionals.

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