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Creator:
Mrs. P. D. H. Page, 20th century
after John White, active 1585–1593, British
Title:
Village of Secoton, after the Original by John White in the British Museum [Sir Walter Raleigh's Virginia, No. 38 A]
Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen in black ink, over graphite, with gouache on medium, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/2 × 7 9/16 inches (31.8 × 19.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen with black ink, over graphite, upper right: "Their rype corne"; inscribed in pen with black ink, over graphite, center right: "Their greene corne | Corne newly sprong."; inscribed in pen with black ink, over graphite, lower right: "A Ceremony in their prayers wth | strange jesturs and songs dansing | about posts carved on the topps | lyke mens faces." ; inscribed in black ink, over graphite, lower center: "Their Sitting at meate. | SECOTON"; inscribed in pen with black ink, over graphite: "The place of Solemne prayer | The Horose wherin the Tombe of their Herounds | Standeth."

Watermark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B2001.2.1037
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
agriculture | ceremony | dancing | fields | fire | genre subject | historical subject | houses | men | natives | people | ritual | trees | village | women
Associated Places:
Dare | North and Central America | North Carolina | Roanoke Island | Secoton | United States
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Wilde Americk - Discovery and Exploration of the New World, 1500-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-09-27 - 2001-09-27)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:46561
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