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Baptism of Pocahontas

John Gadsby Chapman

Oil on canvas, 12' x 18'

1839; placed 1840


U.S. Capitol


This painting depicts the ceremony in which Pocahontas, daughter of the influential Algonkian chief Powhatan, was baptized and given the name Rebecca in an Anglican church.



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Taken on October 12, 2011