About this artwork
The panel was adapted by an unknown engraver from a print by John Hall published by John Boydell in London in 1775. The Hall print is after a painting of the same subject by Benjamin West (1738- 1826) dating from 1771/1772, now in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. William Penn (1644- 1718) was a prominent English Quaker leader and the founder of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He was a friend any ally of the Indians and purchased land from them at a fair price. The "treaty" depicted by Benjamin West was not an actual event— no documents were ever signed. However, in 1683 Penn did meet with the Indians to declare peace.
Currently Off View
- John Boydell
- William Penn's Treaty with the Indians (Furnishing Fabric)
- Cotton, plain weave; copperplate printed
- 106.3 × 69.1 cm (41 7/8 × 29 1/4 in.) Warp repeat: 82.4 cm (32 1/2 in.)
- Textile Purchase Fund