(1817 - 1877)
Edwin D. White was active/lived in New York, Massachusetts. Edwin White is known for religion-history, portrait and interior painting.
Biography Edwin White
A genre, historical, religious and portrait painter, Edwin White was
especially known for his history paintings that responded to the desire
of many collectors to have American subjects. Among these was Washington Resigning His Commission,
(1858) which recorded the Commander-in-Chief leaving the army after his
victories that led to the forming of the American government. The
work was commissioned by the Maryland Legislature, and White was the
winner of their competition to select the artist. Other noted
historical works by him are Pocahontas Informing Smith of the Conspiracy of the Indians; Major Anderson Raising the Flag at Fort Sumter 1862; Landing of the Huguenots in Florida, 1564; and
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