New Scene on View!

Scene 22: De Soto’s Burial at White Cliffs

The conservators of The Panorama of the Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley have moved on to Scene 22: De Soto’s Burial at White Cliffs. Unlike the previous scene, which was based on Dickeson’s own work, Scene 22 depicts a sensationalized historical event, the burial of the Spanish conquistador, Hernando De Soto.

Check back here tomorrow for a guest post about this scene by Janeen Turk, senior curatorial assistant for American Art!