- Pilgrims Going to Church (1867), oil on canvas, 29 x 52", on loan from the New York Public Library to the Luce Center, New York Historical Society.
- The Return of the Mayflower. Postcard.
- The Pilgrims Give Thanks to God for Their Safe Voyage after Landing in New England
- Rose Standish (1891)
- Godspeed! Pilgrims Setting Out for Canterbury (1874), oil on canvas, 122x184 cm, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Taken from an episode in the Canterbury Tales.
- The March of Miles Standish (1870), BW plate in New York Public Library
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Thanksgiving and Pilgrim Paintings and Artworkby Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
Robert Walter Weir (American Hudson River school painter,1803-1889), "The Embarkation of the Pilgrims from Delfthaven in Holland" (1844), US Capitol Rotunda, Oil on canvas, 12' x 18'. Larger image.
William Formsby Halsall (1841-1919)
- Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor (1882), by Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Henry Sargent (1770-1845)
- The Landing of the Pilgrims (1818-1823), 13'x16', oil on canvas, Pilgrim Hall.
Edward Percy Moran (American artist, 1862-1935)
- Pilgrim's Landing (early 1900s), oil on canvas, 23" x 29".
- The Signing of the Compact in the Cabin of the Mayflower, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Mass.
"The First Thanksgiving" (1915), by Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (American painter, 1863-1930). Larger image.
Detail from "The First Thanksgiving" (1914), by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1850-1936), oil on canvas, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Full painting.
Henry A. Bacon (1839-1912), The Landing of the Pilgrims (1877), oil on canvas, Pilgrim Hall Museum, Plymouth, Mass.
Jean Louis Gerome Ferris (American painter and illustrator of Americana, 1863-1930)
- "The First Thanksgiving" (1915)
- "The Mayflower Compact" (1925). Larger image.
- "The Return of Miles Standish" (1920)
- "The Return of the Mayflower" (1907)
- "The First Sermon Ashore" (1921)
Charles Lucy (1814-1873)
- Departure of the Pilgrims from Delft Haven (c. 1847) painted in England
- Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers (Restrike Etching), 68 x 89cm. Painting: National Heritage Museum - Lexington, Massachusetts, 87.5" by 63".
Robert Walter Weir (American Hudson River school painter,1803-1889)
- The Embarkation of the Pilgrims from Delfthaven in Holland (1844), US Capitol Rotunda, Oil on canvas, 12' x 18', commissioned 1837, placed 1844.
- Indian Captives, Massachusetts, 50 x 38 in, Delaware Art Museum.
Scale model of a 17th century English merchantman ship of about 400 tons, Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, Dorset. Larger image. Very large image. In contrast, the "Mayflower" is estimated at 180 tons, 90-110 feet long, width 25 feet, though actual details are unknown.
Bernard Finegan Gribble (1872-1962), British marine artist and illustrator
- The Return of the Mayflower (1919) is not a pilgrim picture, but one of ships returning following WW1.
Gilbert Tucker Margeson (American painter, 1852-1940)
- Landing of the Pilgrims antique postcard
- J. Andrews (engraving) after P.F. Rothermel, Landing of the Pilgrims, Plymouth Rock, 1620.
Norman Rockwell (1894-1978, images licensed by Brown & Bigelow)
- Freedom from Want (mother serving platter with turkey at Thanksgiving, cover Saturday Evening Post March 6, 1943)
- Home for Thanksgiving (mother and soldier son peeling potatoes, cover, Saturday Evening Post, November 24, 1945)
- Saying Grace (1951, mother and son saying grace in restaurant with others looking on)
- Thanksgiving (cover of Life Magazine, November 22, 1923, pilgrim in stocks with sign, "Ye Glutton")
- A Pilgrim's Progress
- Thanksgiving (bespeckled woman holding a turkey on a platter, The Literary Digest cover, 22 Nov 1919)
- Thanksgiving Pie (cover, The Country Gentleman, November 1930)
- Thanksgiving Day Blues (cover, Saturday Evening Post, November 28, 1942)
- Refugee Thanksgiving (cover, Saturday Evening Post, November 27, 1943)
- Cousin Reginald Catches the Thanksgiving Turkey (The Country Gentleman, December 1, 1917)
Joseph Christian ("J.C.") Leyendecker (1874-1951, American illustrator, images licensed by Curtis Publishing Company). Cover collection.
- Trading for a Turkey (cover of Saturday Evening Post, Dec 1, 1923, pilgrim trading with an Indian for a turkey)
- Pilgrim (cover of Saturday Evening Post, pilgrim with turkey and Bible)
- Childhood Thanksgiving (Cover of Saturday Evening Post, November 26, 1927, old man with childhood dream of Thanksgiving turkey)
- Thanksgiving Crest (Cover of Saturday Evening Post, November 26, 1932, two children eating under crest of picked turkey)
- Trimming the Pie (Cover of Saturday Evening Post, November 23, 1935)
- Basting the Turkey (Cover of Saturday Evening Post, November 28, 1936)
- After Turkey Nap (Cover of Saturday Evening Post, November 26, 1938)
- Turkey in the Tree (Cover of Saturday Evening Post, November 25, 1939)
- Pilgrim and Football Player (Cover of Saturday Evening Post, November 24, 1928, pilgrim and football player)
- Barking up the Wrong Turkey (Cover, Saturday Evening Post, Nov 27, 1926)
Herbert Paus (1880-1946), illustrator with a great sense of design, great figures.
- Pilgrims Kneeling in Prayer (cover of Sunday Magazine of the Sunday Record-Herald, Chicago, 25 Nov 1906, artist unknown)
- Jack Sprat (cover of Life, 4 Nov 1920, Thanksgiving issue)
- Pilgrim at Fire (ad for American Radiator Company, 1919)
Some whose work appears in posters:
- William van Doren, Pilgrim's Thanksgiving Dinner
- C.M. Padory, Embarkation of the Pilgrim Fathers at Plymouth
- Forrest C. Crooks (1893 - 1982), Pilgrims Find Reminder of Homeland In Holly Tree
- Currier & Ives (1834-1907 American), Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, 11th December 1620, Lithograph
- Edward Henry Corbould (British watercolorist, 1815-1905), Embarkation of the Pilgrim Fathers
John Currin (American painter, 1962- ), Thanksgiving 2003, oil on canvas, 1729x1323 mm, Tate Gallery
Sarony & Major, The Landing of the Pilgrims on Plymouth Rock, Dec. 11th 1620 (c. 1848), lithograph. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
Collections of Thanksgiving artwork
- Pilgrim Hall Museum contains several important paintings; 75 Court St, Plymouth, MA.
- Mike Haywood paintings of the Mayflower. Contemporary artist paintings and prints. Another.
- Vintage Thanksgiving postcards
- Vintage Thanksgiving Magazine Covers, Pinterest
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Copyright of artwork. Much, but not all, of the artwork linked to on this site is in the public domain worldwide due to the date of death of its author (if it is was published outside of the U.S. and the author has been dead for over 70 years), or due to its date of publication (if it was first made public in the U.S. before 1923), at least in the United States (see Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.), in Germany, and in many other countries.
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