"William Penn's Treaty with the Indians"
Overall: 32 7/8 x 27 1/2 in. ( 83.5 x 69.8 cm )
Copperplate-printed cotton yardage depicting "Penn's Treaty with the Indians" after the Benjamin West painting of the same name; Penn bring gifts to the Indians under an oak tree with a woman nursing a child in the foreground; printed in red ink on a white ground.
This kerchief was engraved after the painting by Benjamin West, 1772.
Montgomery, Florence M. Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens, 1700-1850. New York: Viking, 1970.
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
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