Margarida Joaquina de Sousa

Amilton Santos2020

Pinacoteca de São Paulo

Pinacoteca de São Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil

At about 40 years old, Margarida Joaquina de Sousa was mentioned in the records of the inquiry on the Bahian Conspiracy, also known as Revolt of the Tailors of 1798, which brought together enslaved people, free Black people, whites and mixed-race poor people who had professions such as tailors, stonemasons and shoemakers. The movement was severely repressed by Portuguese authorities. Margarida, who made a living begging in front of the Senhor do Bonfim Church, was “accused of conspiracy,” but at the end of the proceedings she was acquitted of the crime of lèse-majesté.


  • Title: Margarida Joaquina de Sousa
  • Creator: Amilton Santos
  • Date Created: 2020
  • Physical Dimensions: 41,9 x 29,7 cm (Suporte)
  • Provenance: Projeto Enciclopédia Negra (Companhia das Letras em parceria com a Pinacoteca de São Paulo, apoio do Instituto Ibirapitanga e colaboração do Instituto Soma Cidadania Criativa). Doação do artista, por intermédio da Associação Pinacoteca Arte e Cultura - APAC - em processo.
  • Type: Desenho
  • Medium: gouache and china-ink on paper

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