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Trial of a Young Girl for Witchcraft, (painting)

Artist:
Matteson, T. H.
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 26
"When the prisoner was first examined for committment, the afflicted were struck down in a fit. - Cotton Mather. " Besides all this, a jury of women was empanelled to search her, who found a preternatural spot (the devil's mark) upon her body. - ib. " Mary Fisher, a young girl, was seized by deputy Governor Bellingham, in the absence of Governor Endicott, and shamefully stripped for the purpose of ascertaining whether she was a witch with the devil's mark upon her. - Whittier's supernaturalism of new England." [P. 11.]
Albany Art Exhibition of Paintings and Marbles at Ransom's Iron Store, 463 Broadway. The paintings and statuary are from the collections of our citizens and artists, kindly loaned for the benefit of the poor. Albany: Van Benthuysen, Printer. 1858.
Topic:
Occupation--Law
Occupation--Occult--Witch
Figure group
Literature--Mather
Literature--Whittier--Supernaturalism Of New England
Control number:
AECI 03240084
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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