Thursday, April 10, 2014

Columbus Landing

Columbus Landing by the American painter John Vanderlyn (1775-1852). This painting was commissioned by the Congress in June 1836 for the Capitol Rotunda. Columbus was claimed as a forefather of the modern USA.

1 comment:

  1. That is an interesting tableau of important people in the foreground and less important people in the background. What are those people at the water edge doing, do we know - fighting, celebrating, pointing at something on the ground?