Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The Scalping of Jane McCrea

An event that may have inspired Fenimore-Cooper's novel Last of the Mohicans.
This depiction of The Death of Jane McCrea was painted in 1804 by John Vanderlyn.
Jane McCrea was a loyalist whose death at the hands of British-allied natives was a cause celebre and media coup in modern parlance for American patriots in the Revolution.

1 comment:

  1. Nasty!

    A big contrast to the first Vanderlyn painting I saw last Autumn: his Ariadne in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts!