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"Penn's Treaty with the Indians"

"Penn's Treaty with the Indians"
Title
"Penn's Treaty with the Indians"
Date 
ca. 1800
Medium 
Cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 33 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. ( 85.1 x 72.4 cm )
Description 
Cotton copper-engraved yardage depicting "Penn's Treaty with the Indians" after the Benjamin West painting of the same name; Penn brings gifts to the Native Americans under an oak tree with a woman nursing a child in the foreground; printed in red ink on a white ground.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.515
Gallery Label 
This kerchief was engraved after the Benjamin West painting of 1772. It was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group