Landing of Columbus
Oil on canvas, 12' x 18'
1846; placed 1847
In this painting, Christopher Columbus and members of his crew are shown on a beach in the West Indies, the first landfall of their expedition to find a westward route from Europe to China, Japan, and perhaps unknown lands.
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