Note: A New Interpretation of a Robert Cleveley Watercolour

By Don N Hagist, published August 2008

Abstract

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. This 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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