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First Landing of Leonard Calvert in Maryland


Here, Woodward portrays the Maryland colonists' landing on St. Clement's Island in March 1634. Woodward depicts the meeting between Leonard Calvert (1606-1647) and members of the Yaocomoco nation. Father Andrew White (1579-1656) is depicted holding a seemingly hastily-made cross while two other Yaocomoco, one of whom seem cautious of Calvert and White's intentions, watch. In the background, two rowboats of settlers are leaving the Ark.


circa 1865-1870


Oil on canvas


55 H x 78 W inches

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Commisioned by Samuel Alexander

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Gift of Emily Stuart Macklin

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