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Landing of Columbus

John Vanderlyn

Oil on canvas, 12' x 18'

1846; placed 1847

Rotunda

U.S. Capitol

 

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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Taken on October 12, 2011