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Painter:
Chapman, John Gadsby 1808-1889/90  Search this
Subject:
Powhatan, Chief  Search this
Pocahontas  Search this
Smith, John  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Culture:
Indian  Search this
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Greenville County Museum of Art 420 College Street Greenville South Carolina 29601 Accession Number: GCMA 90.21.6 (2025)
Date:
Ca. 1835
Notes:
Severens, Martha R., "Greenville County Museum of Art: The Southern Collection," New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1995, pg. 44.
Eldredge, Charles C., "Tales from the easel: American narrative paintings from Southeastern Museums, circa 1800-1950," Athens, Ga.: University of Georgia Press, 2004, no. 15.
Antiques (Nov. 1994): pg. 689.
Summary:
Under a large tree, Chief Powhatan is seen standing in front of his daughter Pocahontas and other seated Powhatan Indians, while Captain John Smith approaches him, holding aloft an English crown. Smith's fellow Englishmen stand behind him, one extracting gifts from a trunk.
Topic:
History--United States--Colonization  Search this
Landscape  Search this
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Portrait female--Full length  Search this
Ethnic--Powhatan  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Dress--Accessory--Hat  Search this
Control number:
IAP 48000028
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_352167