Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Extracts from the Pen of Grenville Murray, the English Author. "The First Battle of the Puritans," is the subject of the picture which chiefly interested me, as being connected with the early history of the English in America. In the background stretches the wide sea which separates the Pilgrims from their home. Beside them are the magnificent trees of the primeval forest. Indian tents are pitched under their branches, the frightened savages are crouching beneath them for shelter and shooting their arrows from under cover. In the centre of the picture is Miles Standish, a stalwart and stately figure. He wears his helmet, breastplate, and sword. An Indian interpreter by his side is speaking to him with an aspect meek and subdued, but wonderfully cunning. At their feet lie two savages--one with the face upturned toward the heavens, and still with the hues of death; the other in his last agony clutching the earth as though to keep it from the white man. In the foreground a bank of carefully painted wild flowers relieves the severity of the subject. The composition of this interesting picture shows an anxious study of the customs and costumes of the period, while its execution displays a thorough mastery of all the difficulties of a great art." [P. 2.]
Mrs. Imogene Robinson Morrell's Historical Paintings, "The First Battle of the Puritans," Fought and Won by Miles Standish, and "Washington Welcoming the Provision Trains," now on exhibition. Amory Hall Building, 50 Washington Street. Open day and evening, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Price of Admission: Single Tickets, 35 cts.--Package of 4 Tickets, $1.00 For Sale at the Door. L.F. Lawrence & Co., Prs. 169 Devonshire St., Boston.