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Object ID 1938.008
Object Name Painting
Title First Float, Delaware Tercentenary Celebration
Collection Works of Art
Credit line Gift of Mr. Christopher L. Ward
Date circa 1938
Artist Joseph T. Sennett
Description Framed watercolour painting of Float #1 in the Delaware Tercentenary Parade. The painting depicts a Native American settlement of 1600 with seven figures (four adult males, two women, and a child) in a village settlement scene on top of a wheeled parade float platform. It is signed "Joseph T. Sennett" (the artist) in the lower left corner and "Van Horn & Son" (the float designers) in the lower right corner. There is text inside a scroll format in the upper left corner: "An Indian Village 1600 / Float #1 / Historical Parade / Delaware Tercentenary Celebration / June 27, 1938 / Christopher L. Ward / Chairman, Executive Committee / Designed, executed, and directed by / Rollin W. Van Horn." There is a framer's sticker on the back of the frame for John H. Taws, 1037 Walnut Street, Philadelphia.
Dimensions H-22.875 W-33.5 D-1.125 inches
Dimension Details framed dimensions
Owned Christopher L. Ward
Provenance This painting was given to Christopher L. Ward (1868-1943) in appreciation of his work as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Delaware Tercentenary Commission.
Subjects Parades & processions
Floats (Parades)
People Ward, Christopher
Search Terms New Sweden
Tercentenary Celebration
300th Anniversary
Twentieth Century
Joseph T. Sennett
Joseph Sennett
Rollin Van Horn
Event 300th Anniversary of the Swedish landing in Delaware
Medium Watercolour