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Creator:
Mrs. P. D. H. Page, 20th century
after John White, active 1585–1593, British
Title:
Indian Charnel House, after the Original by John White in the British Museum [Sir Walter Raleigh's Virginia, No. 41 A]
Date:
undated
Medium:
Watercolor, with pen, in black ink and brown ink, over graphite on medium, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 5/8 × 8 15/16 inches (32.1 × 22.7 cm) and Image: 11 9/16 × 8 inches (29.4 × 20.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen with black ink, upper center: "The Tombe of their Chirounes or cheife personages their flesh clene taken of from the bones Save | the Skynn and heare of theire heads, wrth flesh is dried and enfolded in matts laide at theire | feete. their bones also being made dry ar covered wth deare skynns not altering | their forme or proportion. With theire Kywash, which is an | Image of woode keeping the deade..."

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Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
© Estate of the Artist
Accession Number:
B2001.2.1038
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
historical subject | religious and mythological subject
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:46562
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