In doing so, he reversed the picture a second time, restoring it to the scene presented by West.
Print commemorating the treaty between William Penn and his delegation and a Native American tribe in 1682 (Penn was granted a charter to establish the colony by the king of England in 1681 but did not actually arrive in North America until the following year).
It is based on a painting commissioned from artist Benjamin West by Penn's son Thomas Penn in 1771. It is now in the collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.
West took artistic license by incorporating symbols of a promising future: imposing buildings are being constructed in the background, Penn's retinue trades goods with the tribe, and a Native American woman breastfeeds her baby, probably intended as an allegory of peace and plenty. Within a few years, the painting was made into a popular edition of prints in London, engraved by John Hall. In France, Robert Delaunay produced his own version as the frontispiece to his Atlas Ameriquain Septentrionale. Delaunay changed the proportions of the image to fit the book's format. The story of the circumstances surrounding the creation of the West painting and subsequent prints is told on the State Museum of Pennsylvania website.
Benjamin West was the first American artist to receive international recognition and influence artistic trends in Europe. He was born in Pennsylvania and studied art in Philadelphia.
There, he met a sponsor who sent him to Italy to study classical art. He settled in London in 1763, making his reputation as a history painter, and receiving the prestigious appointment of a historical painter to the court by King George III in 1772. Twenty years later, he became president of the Royal Academy of Arts.
Robert Delaunay was a French printmaker.
FAQ - Guarantee - Shipping
Buying in the Buy-it-Now Gallery
This item is available for immediate purchase when a "Add to Cart" or "Inquire Now" button is shown.
Items are sold in the EU margin scheme and include VAT. Exportation outside of the EU will reduce a 9% VAT from the invoice amount.
Payments are accepted in Euros or US Dollars.
Please have a look for more information about buying in the Buy-It-Now gallery or about bidding at auction.
Many answers are likely to find in the general help section.
Like this item?
Thinking about buying later on?
Or create your virtual collection !
With Wishlist you can collect all Your Favorite maps in one place by simply pressing a button!
When you prefer, you will get a free alert when similar items come available.[ Read More ]
We provide professional descriptions, condition report and HiBCoR rating (based on 40 years experience in the map business)
We fully guarantee the authenticity of items we sell. We provide a certificate of authenticity for each purchased item.
A flat shipping fee of € 25 / $ 30 is added to each shipment within Europe and North America. This covers : International Priority shipping, Packing and Insurance (up to the invoice amount).
Shipments to Asia are $ 40 and rest of the world $50
We charge only one shipping fee when you have been successful on multiple items or when you want to combine gallery and auction purchases.
Read More about invoicing and shipping
|High-Resolution Digital Image Download|
Paulus Swaen maintains an archive of most of our high-resolution rare maps, prints, posters and medieval manuscript scans. We make them freely available for download and study.
Read more about free image download
In accordance with the EU Consumer Rights Directive and habitually reside in the European Union you have the right to cancel the contract for the purchase of a lot, without giving any reason.
The cancellation period will expire 14 calendar days from the day after the date on which you or a third party (other than the carrier and indicated by you) acquires, physical possession of the lot. To exercise the right to cancel you must inform Paulus Swaen Europe bv, which is offering to sell the lot either as an agent for the seller or as the owner of the lot, of your decision to cancel this contract by a clear statement (e.g. a letter sent by post, or e-mail (email@example.com).
To meet the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right to cancel before the cancellation period has expired.