Jean Baptiste Debret - Watercolor paintings. Selections ; Aquarela e desenhos de Jean Baptiste Debret pertencentes ao acervo da Fundação Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya Museus Castro Maya (Rio de Janeiro: Debret, 2015); Kury 2014: 27 & 232-3 ; Debret e a missão artística francesa no Brasil. 200 anos = Debret and the french artistic mission in Brazil. 200 years; Debret e o Brasil. Obra completa, 1816-1831; Usos e costumes coloniais; Flora Brasileira 2009: 9-10, 17-20, 92, 110, 161, 164
French painter and printmaker, who travelled to Brazil in March 1816 as a member of the so-called French Artistic Mission, a group of bonapartist French artists and artisans bound to creating in Rio de Janeiro an arts and crafts lyceum (Escola Real de Artes e Ofícios) under the auspices of King D. João VI and the Conde da Barca, which later became the Academia Imperial de Belas Artes (Imperial Academy of Fine Arts) under Emperor Dom Pedro I. He returned to Paris (France) in 1831.