• Chinese Export Porcelain Openwork Basket with Pitt Armorial
    Chinese Export Porcelain Openwork Basket with Pitt Armorial
  • Bombe Desk and Bookcase
    Bombe Desk and Bookcase
  • The Landing of the Pilgrims
    The Landing of the Pilgrims
  • Side Chairs
    Side Chairs
  • Penn's Treaty with the Indians
    Penn's Treaty with the Indians
 
  • Artist/Maker Unidentified artist; West, Benjamin (1738-1820) (after)
  • Date Made 1840
  • Place Made
  • Materials Oil on canvas
  • Measurements
  • Funds donated by Mrs. Benjamin C. Russell in memory of Benjamin Commander Russell
  • Room
  • Accession # 1975.0042000000001

Penn's Treaty with the Indians

The subject of Benjamin West’s famous painting is the oft-told story of William Penn meeting with the Delaware (Lenape) Indians in 1682 and compensating them with a barter of manufactured goods for the land “granted” him by the King of England