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Burial of DeSoto. DeSoto died in his camp on shores of Mississippi
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." From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Burial of Desoto/ (8.13 x 12.13) 1876 - S "
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