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
- 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