LECTURE The 1748 Arrival by Governor George Clinton: A New Painting by Len Tantillo

Our guest today is artist Len Tantillo, who will discuss the research and process that went into painting this new work.

Len Tantillo, Artist

In 1748 the Province of New York was under British rule. Then governor, George Clinton, Lord of Lincolnshire, was preparing to improve relations with the Iroquois Nation in anticipation of the outbreak of hostilities with the French.

This is the backstory of the Tantillo painting recently acquired by the Albany Institute of History and Art. In this program the artist will discuss the use of artifacts, maps and historical documents from the Museum's collections used in creating an image of Governor Clinton's arrival in colonial Albany on his historic diplomatic voyage. Particular attention will be given to a very specific vessel and it's connection to a particular maritime museum artifact.

Free with museum admission

IMAGE: The 1748 Arrival of Governor George Clinton, oil on canvas, 2016, gift of Don and Ann Eberle, 2016.27.1

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