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Topic: watercolors

1589
1589
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1978
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1978
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[The dances at their great feasts]

[The dances at their great feasts]

Native men and women dancing around a circle defined by posts with carved faces, three Native women stand together in the center of circle.

[How they cook their fish] / T.B.

[How they cook their fish] / T.B.

Native men cooking fish on a wooden frame over a fire.

[The tomb of the weroans]

[The tomb of the weroans]

An Algonquian burial house showing bodies on a raised platform and a priest squatting by a fire beneath the platform.

[How the chief ladies of the town of Dasamonquepeio dress and carry their children] / T.B.

[How the chief ladies of the town of Dasamonquepeio dress and carry th...

Full-length, front and back portraits of a Native woman of Dasamonquepeio showing manner of dress and way of carrying a child on her back; view of river and landscape in the background.

[An old man in his winter clothes] / T.B.

[An old man in his winter clothes] / T.B.

An aged Native man from Pomeiock, full-length portrait, facing front, wearing winter garment; landscape scene with village in the background.

[A noblewoman of Pomeiock] / T.B.

[A noblewoman of Pomeiock] / T.B.

Native woman of Pomeiock carrying a clay vessel, and her daughter holding a doll and a rattle.

[How they build boats] / T.B.

[How they build boats] / T.B.

Native men making dugout boats by burning and scraping with seashells.

[A weroans, or chieftain, of Virginia]

[A weroans, or chieftain, of Virginia]

Full-length, front and back portraits of a Native chief in Virginia, with bow and arrow; hunting scene in the background.

[The Englishmen's arrival in Virginia]

[The Englishmen's arrival in Virginia]

Map showing the coast of Virginia with many islands just off the mainland, two Native territories, Secotan and Weapemeoc, and the Native community of Roanoak on an island at the mouth of a river.

[How they catch fish]

[How they catch fish]

Native men and women in a dugout canoe fishing while others in the background stand in the river and spear fish.

[The town of Pomeiock] / T.B.

[The town of Pomeiock] / T.B.

Fortified Native village the manner of construction of the buildings and the enclosing stockade.

[Killing alligators]

[Killing alligators]

Natives attack and kill alligators by ramming a pole down it's throat, turning it over, beating it with clubs, and shooting it with arrows.

[Exercises of the youths]

[Exercises of the youths]

Native youths shooting arrows, throwing balls at target placed atop tall pole, and running races.

[The queen-elect is brought to the king]

[The queen-elect is brought to the king]

Native men carrying the queen seated on a throne supported by a litter; trumpeters lead the procession which is followed by young women carrying baskets of fruit and by a contingent of bodyguards.

[The French arrive in Florida]

[The French arrive in Florida]

The arrival of the French expedition under Laudonnière at the River of May (St. John's) in Florida.

[How the Natives collect gold in the streams]

[How the Natives collect gold in the streams]

Native men using hollow rods which they drive into the sandy bottom of streams to collect gold and other metals.

Galli locum condendae arci aptum deligunt

Galli locum condendae arci aptum deligunt

French begin to construct fort at the mouth of the River of May (St. John's) in Florida.

[Trophies and ceremonies after a victory]

[Trophies and ceremonies after a victory]

Natives gathered at designated place to celebrate victory over their enemies, with Chief Holata Outina standing in foreground with French soldiers.

Gallorum ad Maij flumen navigatio

Gallorum ad Maij flumen navigatio

French expedition under Jean Ribaut enter the River of May (St. John's) in Florida.

[A fortified village]

[A fortified village]

A Native village with the chief's house in the center, surrounded by huts of other principal men, and fortified by a circular arrangement of tall palings that spiral to a narrow opening at the entrance.

[The widows approach the chief]

[The widows approach the chief]

Native youths shooting arrows, throwing balls at target placed atop tall pole, and running races.

The Natives of Florida worship the column erected by the commander on his first voyage

The Natives of Florida worship the column erected by the commander on ...

Chief Athore with René Laudonnière, commander of the second French expedition to Florida, standing by column erected by Jean Ribaut during first expedition, showing Natives worshiping the column and many offeri... more

Entwerffung der Festung Carlsburg genannt

Entwerffung der Festung Carlsburg genannt

Bird's-eye view of French fort, Fort Caroline, at the mouth of the River of May (St. John's) in Florida.

Entwerffung der Festung Carlsburg genannt

Entwerffung der Festung Carlsburg genannt

Outline of French fort, Fort Caroline, at the mouth of the River of May (St. John's) in Florida.

[Florida Indians, disguised under deerskins, hunting deer]

[Florida Indians, disguised under deerskins, hunting deer]

Native men wearing deerskins while hunting deer.

Wie die Franzosen ein gelegen Ort eine Festung zu bauwen erwehlet

Wie die Franzosen ein gelegen Ort eine Festung zu bauwen erwehlet

French begin to construct fort at the mouth of the River of May (St. John's) in Florida.

[Hunting lodge with pavilions]

[Hunting lodge with pavilions]

Watercolor rendering attributed to School of Turin, showing a hunting lodge or castle in elevation and section, and row of 7 pavilions in elevation.

[Hunting lodge with pavilions. Gateway, piers, and fencing. Plan and elevation]

[Hunting lodge with pavilions. Gateway, piers, and fencing. Plan and e...

Watercolor rendering attributed to School of Turin, showing monumental fence and gateway for a hunting lodge or castle, in plan and elevation.

[Hunting lodge with pavilions. Site plan]

[Hunting lodge with pavilions. Site plan]

Watercolor rendering attributed to School of Turin, showing site plan for a hunting lodge or castle with 14 pavilions, each having a walled garden.

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on Piseatagua [sic] River in yr. province of New Hampshire on the continent of America

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on P...

Drawing shows Fort William and Mary on the Piscataqua River with surrounding landscape and buildings in "the town of New Castle on the Great Island"; many features are identified by letter with corresponding ke... more

[Costumes of Chile]

[Costumes of Chile]

Drawing shows six Chilean clothing styles identified as: 1. costume du peuple; 2. costume de campagne; 3. Indien manœuvre; 4. costume d'èglise; 5. costume de promenade; and 6. officier de hussards.

Castle William

Castle William

Drawing shows a distant view of Castle William, a British fortification on an island in Boston Harbor.

The attack on the fort on Sulivan's Island the 28 June 1776 / painted by Henry Gray.

The attack on the fort on Sulivan's Island the 28 June 1776 / painted ...

Drawing shows British ships firing on Fort Sullivan on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina.

A view from Paulushook of Horsimus on the Jersey shore and part of York Island

A view from Paulushook of Horsimus on the Jersey shore and part of Yor...

Drawing shows men cutting branches off trees and using stumps for a fence at the edge of a meadow with crops growing on the right, view of the bay in the background, showing the Jersey shore and York Island.

[House with enclosed entrance yard. Elevation, rendered]

[House with enclosed entrance yard. Elevation, rendered]

Watercolor rendering, possibly American, showing elevation of house, with entrance yard in plan, well and gate also rendered in elevation.

[Italian composer in England]

[Italian composer in England]

Drawing showing a caricature of a man playing piano and singing loudly as a bird, possibly a parrot, sings on a windowsill.

[Proposed design for balloon utilizing sails for propulsion, Paris, 1783]

[Proposed design for balloon utilizing sails for propulsion, Paris, 17...

Design drawing shows two men in basket steering balloon by manipulation of a sail. A ladder connects the balloon to a parachute-style apparatus intended for safe descent where a third man handles the connection... more

Ou présente à signer un procès verbal aux curés celui qui ligne a des lunettes

Ou présente à signer un procès verbal aux curés celui qui ligne a des ...

Drawing shows Professor J.A.C. Charles reascending in balloon from the Nesle plain, France, on December 1, 1783, where he had landed shortly before, accompanied by Marie Noel Robert in a two hour journey from P... more

Rain, Naim(?) or Naira(?) Castle

Rain, Naim(?) or Naira(?) Castle

Cloud in foreground and mountains in background.

St. Anns

St. Anns

Tree trunk.

Lindos, ent[ra]nc[e] to Admirals pen from Greenwich, Jamaica

Lindos, ent[ra]nc[e] to Admirals pen from Greenwich, Jamaica

Drawing shows two enormous trees in front of a gated field with a house, trees, and mountains in the background; a man sits under a tree and a woman carries objects on her head in the foreground.

Fig tree

Fig tree

Fig tree with cows grazing in pasture.

Sugar estate - Negros cutting cane

Sugar estate - Negros cutting cane

Drawing shows a sugar plantation with palm tree in foreground, Jamaica.

[Mr. Graupner - seated and holding music]

[Mr. Graupner - seated and holding music]

Drawing shows a portrait of Gottlieb Graupner, a music publisher in Boston, facing front while holding a sheet of music.

[Portrait of a man seated]

[Portrait of a man seated]

Possible self-portrait of John Rubens Smith, half-length, seated, facing slightly right.

Ship United States

Ship United States

Detail drawing showing how the hull of the USS United States, under the command of Stephen Decatur, sails in the water.

Peace

Peace

In an allegory of the Treaty of Ghent, signed on Dec. 24, 1814, Britannia and America hold olive branches before an altar. Sailors, holding British and American flags, hold an uninscribed banner; through drapes... more

The troops disembarking to attack Fort Oswego, under the command of Genl. Drummond and Sir T. Yeo, Lake Ontario, May the 6th 1814 / / By Capt. Steele. 2d. Battn. Royal Marines

The troops disembarking to attack Fort Oswego, under the command of Ge...

Seascape drawing shows British sailors leaving their ships and rowing toward Fort Oswego on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812. The 2nd battalion of the Royal Marines, under Lieutenant General Sir George Gordo... more

About 2 miles W. of S[panish] T[own], Jam[ai]ca, Blue and Liguanea M[ou]nt[ain]s

About 2 miles W. of S[panish] T[own], Jam[ai]ca, Blue and Liguanea M[o...

Drawing shows a person riding a horse along a road with mountains in the distance.

[Cornucopia of flowers]

[Cornucopia of flowers]

Drawing shows an upright cornucopia filled with flowers.

Paper mill at Hodgskintown near New Haven

Paper mill at Hodgskintown near New Haven

Landscape drawing showing small paper mill beside stream with cliffs in the background, near New Haven, Connecticut.

[Butterfly and flowers]

[Butterfly and flowers]

Drawings shows a butterfly on a flower.

Fortifications of Puerto Rico, west view

Fortifications of Puerto Rico, west view

Drawing showing ramparts and fortifications along the coast of Puerto Rico, probably the Castillo de San Felipe del Morro at San Juan.

[East front of the United States Capitol]

[East front of the United States Capitol]

View of the east front of the U.S. Capitol.

Young's Mill on the Brandywine Creek / J.R. Smith.

Young's Mill on the Brandywine Creek / J.R. Smith.

One of a series of 4 views of Young's Mill Rockland on the Brandywine Creek about 2 miles above Duponts Powder Mills.

[New York Harbor]

[New York Harbor]

Landscape drawing shows men fishing off the pier, perhaps on Staten Island, looking across New York Harbor. Sailboats dot the water. Below the image, on the mount, various locations are identified in the drawin... more

Native village

Native village

View of village showing traditional dwellings.

A row in a city kitchen / JL.

A row in a city kitchen / JL.

Cartoon shows an uproar in a kitchen. One cook wearing a white jacket attacks another with a large fish. Men dressed in horse costumes joust with each other and other men wave various kitchen utensils. Leech... more

A sketching party taking their repast, drawn on the spot byJ.R. Smith 1817, and attempted to colour in 1846, 29 years after'd

A sketching party taking their repast, drawn on the spot byJ.R. Smith ...

Drawing shows a group of people sharing food outdoors under a grove of trees. Their sketchpads rest on a rock on the left.

Saratoga, Monday, July 20th, 1846 - Congress Hall Hotel

Saratoga, Monday, July 20th, 1846 - Congress Hall Hotel

Drawing shows a view across an expanse of lawn, with trees in the foreground, of a pavilion, the original Congress Hall Hotel, and other buildings.

Grand Falls at Niagara from near the Table Rock, Canada side, July 22, 1846

Grand Falls at Niagara from near the Table Rock, Canada side, July 22,...

Drawing shows a view from Canadian side of Grand Falls at Niagara with clouds of spray coming up from the majestic falls while four people observe from Table Rock, at right.

Leaving French Town, head of Chesapeak Bay, route to Baltimore, July 26, 1846. Elk River

Leaving French Town, head of Chesapeak Bay, route to Baltimore, July 2...

Drawing shows view of the Elk River; in the distance, a sailboat.

Clifton House & Niagara, Monday, July 22d, 1846, from above the Stair - Table Rock

Clifton House & Niagara, Monday, July 22d, 1846, from above the Stair ...

Drawing shows view of the Clifton House on the left and the American Falls on the right at Niagara Falls.

The Capitol from the railway station, Washington, U.S., July 29, 1846

The Capitol from the railway station, Washington, U.S., July 29, 1846

Drawing shows a view of small structures in a forested area at the bottom and the Capitol building under construction at the top of a hill.

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