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Wept of the Wish-ton-Wish, (painting)

Artist:
Read, T. B.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 57
"While Ruth Heathcote is endeavoring to recall the memory of the past to the bewildered mind of her long lost child, the stern old Puritan father gazes on his heathen daughter with indifference, and on her Indian husband with dislike. At the feet of Conanchet, the Chief, sits Wittal Ring, the half-witted youth, a friend and follower of the Narragansett warrior. A little in the rear is represented a group of melancholy Puritans who have fallen prisoners to the conquering savages. Ruth becomes painfully convinced that her dominion over her child is sadly weakened, if not lost forever. As a last resort, she commences a song familiar to the mothers of the colony. At first she sang, trembling for the result. The closing verse was gratefully rendered 'to an ear that nestled near her heart, as it had done during the early years of the Narra-Matta while listening to its melancholy melody.'"--Cooper's Novel. [Pp. 5-6.]
First Annual Exhibition of the Yale School of the Fine Arts, founded as a Department of Yale College, by the late Augustus Russell Street, of New Haven, Conn. The Gallery is open daily from 9, a.m., to 7 p.m., and on Wednesdays till 11, p.m. Season Tickets, $1.00; Single Admission, 25 cents. New Haven: J.H. Benham & Son, Printers. 1867.
Topic:
Literature--Cooper--Wept Of The Wish Ton Wish
Ethnic--Wish Ton Wish
Religion--Christianity
Figure(s) In Interior
History--United States--Colonization
Performing Arts--Music--Voice
Control number:
AECI 01050057
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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