About the film
About the painting
May Welland with her mother and Newland Archer are visiting Ms. Mingott to tell her about engagement. In the corridor of Ms. Mingott house there are many paintings.
The American Indian symbolizes the brutality of the colonists’ enemy, England. Vanderlyn depicts Indians as quaint curiosities, gentle spirits, or awestruck children of nature in paintings such as his early landscape views of Niagara Falls (1801-1803) and, toward the end of his career, The Landing of Columbus. In all of these works, however, the Indian obviously conveys some political, racial, or ideological meaning. Read more on : 19thcenturyart-facos.com