Marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe

Dublin Core

Title

Marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe

Subject

Pocahontas, - 1617.
Rolfe, John, 1585-1622
Jamestown (Va.) - Pictorial works
Jamestown (Va.) - Social life and customs
Rites and ceremonies - Virginia - Jamestown
King, Sidney E. (Sidney Eugene), 1906-2002

Description

Oil painting depicting the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe in the church at Jamestown in April 1614. The daughter of Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas spent time in captivity at Jamestown during a period of hostilities between the English settlers and Native American population. Rolfe fell in love with Pocahontas and petitioned the governor for permission to marry her. Their union was approved by Thomas Dale in the hopes that it would foster better relations with tribes in Virginia.

Creator

King, Sidney E.

Date

1956

Date Created

1956

Is Part Of

Sidney E. King Paintings

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

T1990-0201

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Oil on board

Physical Dimensions

26 x 17.25 inches

Citation

King, Sidney E., “Marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed September 18, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/2687.