"William Penn's Treaty with the Indians", cotton print

Late 18th century

Object Place: England


186 x 82.5 cm (73 1/4 x 32 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton print

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Rectangular piece, made up of a loom width and four fragments. Copperplate engraving, printed in brown on tabby-woven cotton ground. Main scene shows Penn standing in the center of a group;white men at left, Indians at right. In background, brick and stone buildings and a harbor. In the foreground, two young men with chests at left, two Indian women seated at right. Cotton browned and rotted.; a number of holes; ragged edges. Blue threads in selvedges of largest piece.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Robert B. Choate