Note: A New Interpretation of a Robert Cleveley Watercolour

By Don N Hagist, published August 2008


A close examination of this painting establishes that the title by which it is (was) known at the NMM needed to be altered to match the landing it actually represents.┬áThis note indicates that the subject of Robert Cleveley’s painting known as Occupation of Rhode Island, 9 December 1776 is in fact a depiction of the landing at Kip’s Bay.

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