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General Bento Gonçalves da Silva

Unknown1840/1847

Museu Histórico Nacional

Museu Histórico Nacional
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Portrait of male figure on dark background, centered in half body facing left. Short hair and long black sideburns, black uniform with golden epaulettes and buttons, collar and corners with branches. Wrapping around the waist is a gold sash with red piping. It carries four miniatures and two commendations on its chest. Left arm along the body and the right flexed with two of his fingers hidden by the uniform. The portrayed is Bento Gonçalves da Silva (1788 – 1847), one of the leaders of the Farroupilha Revolution.

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