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The Founding of Maryland

Description

Oil on canvas painting: "The Founding of Maryland", 1861, by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze. This painting romantically depicts the 1634 landing of Maryland's colonists at St. Mary's City, the colony's first capital. Father Andrew White (1579-1656), the Jesuit priest who accompanied the settlers, is depicted blessing a group of American Indians and colonists. The "Ark" and the "Dove", the vessels that carried the colonists, are seen at the right. Leonard Calvert, brother of Cecil Calvert, the second Baron of Baltimore who founded the colony, is included in the scene. Leutze also incorporates a Tudor house under construction in the background, one of the many historical inaccuracies in the composition.

Date

1861

Materials

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

51 x 74 inches

Object ID

1884.2.1

Resource ID

8048

Credit Line

Deposited by Hollander, Bernheimer, and Bernheimer

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.