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Chon-mon-i-case Original Mckenney & Hall Hand-colored 1855 Litho

Chon-mon-i-case Original Mckenney & Hall Hand-colored 1855 Litho
Chon-mon-i-case Original Mckenney & Hall Hand-colored 1855 Litho

Chon-mon-i-case Original Mckenney & Hall Hand-colored 1855 Litho

History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Deep, rich color, no text offsetting. 1837 Oto (Chewaerae), also known as L'Ietan or Prairie Wolf, was a member of the first Native American delegation to be painted by King in Washington, D.

His wife, Eagle of Delight (Hayne Hudjihini), was also painted by King. In addition to trade silver armbands, Presidential Peace Medals and a Grizzly claw necklace, he wears a headdress ornamented with shaved bison horns topped with horsehair. In the biographical sketch which accompanies the portrait, James Hall reported that Shaumonekusse was a warrior who rose to become chief through merit. He recounted his deeds in 1819 during a dance performed before members of the Stephen Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains. Later in life he killed his brother after a fight in which the latter bit off the end of his nose.

United States superintendent of Indian trade in Georgetown, then port of entry for the District of Columbia, conceived the idea of developing a government collection of portraits of prominent Indians who visited Washington. Washington portraitist, who had studied under the great Benjamin West and others, to paint this series of portraits. King painted from life Indian leaders of at least twenty tribes. These portraits were later handsomely reproduced as hand colored lithographs in Thomas.

S three-volume classic, History of the Indian Tribes of North America, published in 1837. S endeavor was an artistic and technological achievement. The first edition, begun in February 1837, was the culmination of eight years of effort. The last volume of this edition appeared in January 1844, some fifteen years after the project began. Had the portraits and text issued in a smaller octavo size that was both more practical and affordable.

The work came out in several editions from 1842 to 1870. The prints from the early editions 1842-58. Have the imprint of either J. S Indian Portraits were transferred to the Smithsonian Institution in 1858 when the National Institute was formally disbanded and its collections dispersed.

Also on display in this gallery was the collection of American Indian portraits and scenes by New York artist John Mix Stanley. This combined collection of 291 paintings was considered the largest and most valuable one of its kind.

On the afternoon of January 24, 1865 fire consumed the entire gallery fig. Fireproof walls and floors saved the rest of the building from complete destruction but the loss was tragic.

A few of the King paintings were carried out of the building during the first few minutes of the. However, the rest could not be saved. The item "CHON-MON-I-CASE ORIGINAL MCKENNEY & HALL HAND-COLORED 1855 LITHO" is in sale since Thursday, July 11, 2019.

This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "smtide" and is located in Bothell, Washington.

This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Size: Small (up to 12in.


  • Artist: Charles Bird King
  • Style: Americana
  • Listed By: Artist
  • Printing Technique: Hand-Colored Lithograph
  • Medium: Lithograph
  • Date of Creation: 1800-1899
  • Year: 1848 -1855
  • Width (Inches): 6.25"
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Subject: Portrait - ethnographic
  • Originality: Original
  • Height (Inches): 10.25"
  • Print Surface: Paper

Chon-mon-i-case Original Mckenney & Hall Hand-colored 1855 Litho