The Landing of Roger Williams
This painting by Alonzo Chappel was painted in 1857, over two hundred years after Roger Williams arrived in Providence. It is a romanticized view of Roger Williams meeting the Narragansett in 1636 in what will later become Providence. The Indigenous people depicted in the painting are not wearing traditional Narragansett clothing, but their dress and other aspects of the painting were more typical for the West Indies. The painting repaints the relationship between the Indigenous people and the English as idyllic.