William Penn's Treaty with the Indians (Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of cotton, plain weave; copperplate printed.
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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; copperplate printed.

Date:

c. 1800

Artist:

After engraving by John Hall (English, 1739–1797) after painting by Benjamin West (American, 1738–1826)
England

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.

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Artist

John Boydell

Title

William Penn's Treaty with the Indians (Furnishing Fabric)

Origin

England

Date

1790–1810

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; copperplate printed

Dimensions

106.3 × 69.1 cm (41 7/8 × 29 1/4 in.) Warp repeat: 82.4 cm (32 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Textile Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1969.210

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Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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