Hooker and Company Journeying through the Wilderness from Plymouth to Hartford, in 1636

Hooker and Company Journeying through the Wilderness from Plymouth to Hartford, in 1636
The painting depicts Puritan preacher Thomas Hooker leading members of his congregation from Massachusetts to Hartford to found a new settlement in 1633. The band of settlers, some on horseback and some on foot, along with their cattle, cross a stream near a small waterfall. In the background is the sunlit Connecticut River valley.
Artist: Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900, painter.
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Smithsonian Control Number: IAP 06910228

Hooker and Company Journeying through the Wilderness from Plymouth to Hartford, in 1636 The painting depicts Puritan preacher Thomas Hooker leading members of his congregation from Massachusetts to Hartford to found a new settlement in 1633. The band of settlers, some on horseback and some on foot, along with their cattle, cross a stream near a small waterfall. In the background is the sunlit Connecticut River valley. Artist: Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900, painter. Medium: Oil on canvas. Smithsonian Control Number: IAP 06910228