Portraits of Pocahontas
Here are several famous images of Pocahontas.
The Booton Hall Portrait
The Booton Hall Portrait (above) painted by an unknown artist in the 18th century is based on 1616 an engraving by Simon van de Passe based on his in-person sketch of Pocahontas during her visit to England as Lady Rebecca. For more information about this portrait Click Here.
Sully's 1852 Portrait
This portrait by Thomas Sully follows an early 18th or late 17th century portrait called the Turkey Hill portrait which was brought to virginia by a decendent of Pocahontas and installed in his house on Turkey Island in the James River.
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Mary Ellen Howe's Portrait of Pocahontas
This 1994 meticulously-researched portrait of Pocahontas by Mary Ellen Howe follows the Booton Hill/Passe tradition but is also based on careful observation of contemporary Virginia indians. PBS suggests that this "may be the most accurate portrait of Pocahontas that can be painted." For more information about this portrait Click Here.
Paul Cadmus' Pocahontas rescuing John Smith
This 1939 WPA mural portrays the famous incident is a altogether modern manner. For more information about this portrait Click Here.