Burial of DeSoto. DeSoto died in his camp on shores of Mississippi, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Evening scene of burial at sea. Man on altar in center of boat. Men surrounding him are praying and priest at center is giving rites. Remainder of title: ” June 5, 1542, and was entombed at midnight in its flood, which still sings for its discoverer, a magnificent and eternal requiem.”

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
Hand-colored lithograph
15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
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