England’s First View of America

chief.jpg“‘A New World: England’s First View of America’ at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, distinguishes the 16th century artist [John White] and gives him his due, by featuring nearly all of his works, including a collection of Algonquian Indian drawings, his maps and charts, watercolors of the Inuit people and depictions of conquering Britons. The White portfolio, housed in the archives of the British Museum and unlikely to be seen by this generation inside a gallery again after its stop at Yale and then in Jamestown, Va., consists of the only surviving British prints of the colonies’ natives, their local flora and fauna and surviving visual record of England’s first settlements of North America.”

Discovering A New World, In Art
Little-Known Painter Provided 16th-century England With Its First Views Of America
By ADRIAN BRUNE, Hartford Courant 3/6/08

Posted by: Tanya

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