The painting represents part of the Congregation of Mr. John Robinson, who, having been driven from England, remained in Holland for eleven years, and are now gathered upon the deck of the Speedwell, at the moment of embarkation for America. The following extract from "Morton's New England Memorial" explains the picture.-- The next day, the wind being fair, they went on board, and their friends with them, where truly sad was the sight of that mournful parting. . . . Their reverend Pastor falling down on his knees, and they all with him, with watery cheeks commended them with most fervent prayers, unto the Lord and his blessing; and then, with mutual embraces and many tears, they took their leave, one of another." The Embarkation took place at Delft-Haven, in Holland, on the 21st of July, 1620. [P. 3; exhibited under heading: "Paintings." The designation "N.A." appears after the name of the artist in the catalogue. Ellipses appear in the catalogue.]
Second 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 6 p.m. Season Tickets, $1.00; Single Admission, 25 cents. Catalogues, 25 cents. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, Printers, No. 221 State Street. 1870.