Burial of the Dead
Original Author: Sidney E. King
Created: Twentieth century
Medium: Oil on canvas
Publisher: National Park Service

Burial of the Dead, 1609–1610

A dead colonist, a victim of the Starving Time during the winter of 1609–1610, is removed from the fort at Jamestown in this historical re-creation by artist Sidney E. King. In the 1950s the National Park Service commissioned King to make a series of paintings about early Jamestown.