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Discovery of New York by the Dutch, (painting)

Artist:
Guidor
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 121
"At the site of these, (the savages,) the hearts of the heroes of Communipaw were not a little troubled. But, as good fortune would have it, at the bow of the Commodore's boat was stationed a very valiant man, named Hendrick Kip (which, being interpreted, means 'Chicken,' a name given him in token of his courage). No sooner did he see these varlet heathens, than he trembled with excessive valor; and, although a good half-mile distant, he seized a musquetoon that lay at hand, and, turning away his head, fired it most intrepidly in the face of the blessed sun. The blundering weapon recoiled, and gave the valiant Kip an ignominious kick, which laid him prostrate with uplifted heels in the bottom of the boat. But such was the effect of that tremendous fire, that the wild men of the woods, struck with consternation, seized hastily upon their paddles, and shot away into one of the deep inlets of the Long Island shore."--W. Irving. [P. 7.]
Chicago Exhibition of the Fine Arts. Catalogue of the First Exhibition of Statuary, Paintings, &c., opened May 9th, in Burch's Building, cor. Wabash Avenue and Lake St. 1859. Hours of exhibition: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening, 7:30 to 9:30. Admission, twenty-five cents. Season Tickets, fifty cents. Chicago: Press & Tribune Print, 51 Clark Street. 1859. Price of Catalogue, ten cents.
Topic:
Literature--Irving
History--United States--Exploration
Ethnic
Figure(s) In Exterior--Water
Travel--Water--Boat
Landscape--New York--Long Island
Control number:
AECI 01800122
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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