Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes
Record:
Work Record ID:
4
Reproduction Record ID:
4
Work Class:
group portraits
Work Type:
print
Title:
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type:
collective title
Title:
Mo-hon-go, an Osage woman
Title Type:
inscribed title
Measurements:
13.65 x 10.50 in (34.67 x 26.67 cm) on sheet 20.10 x 14.40 in (51.05 x 36.58 cm)
Measurement Type:
dimensions
Material:
rag paper
Material Type:
support
Technique:
color lithograph
Inscription:
lower center: MO-HON-GO / AN OSAGE WOMAN. / PUBLISHED BY F. W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD.A / Drawn Printed & Coloured at I. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment N.o 94 Walnut St: / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1838 by F. W. Greenough, in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn.a
Creator:
King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862
Creator Dates:
1785-1862
Creator Nationality:
American
Creator Type:
personal name
Creator Role:
painter
Date:
1838
Location:
Washington (D.C.)
Location Type:
creation site
Repository:
Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Repository Type:
current repository
ID Number:
ARB E77 .M13 Vol. 1
ID Number Type:
call number
ID Number:
4
ID Number Type:
plate number
ID Number:
4
ID Number Type:
standard number
Style Period:
Art, American--19th century
Style Period:
realism
Culture:
American
Subject:
Earrings
Subject:
Necklaces
Subject:
Ribbons
Subject:
Trade silver
Subject:
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject:
Indians in art
Subject:
Peace medals
Subject:
Ruffles
Subject:
Mo-hon-go, fl. 1827-1830
Subject:
Osage (Wazhazhe)
Subject:
Blankets
Subject:
Brooches
Subject:
Calico
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Dresses
Subject:
Trade bead necklaces
Subject:
Trade cloth
Related Work:
McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859 & Hall, James, 1793-1868. History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Philadelphia: Frederick W. Greenough, 1838-1844.
Relation Type:
larger entity
Description:
ART WORKS Original (Cosentino: 376) painted by Charles Bird King (1786-1862) in Washington (D.C.) in 1830. This painting is listed as No. 110 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the Government Collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "RED JACKET -- SENECA CHIEF (King, 1828)" (Viola, 1976, p. 145). It was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. King painted another portrait of these individuals (Cosentino: 377) in Washington (D.C.) in 1830. This copy is owned by Thornton I. Boileau, Birmingham, Michigan (Cosentino, 1977, p. 174; Viola, 1976, p. 139).
Description:
PRINTS Lithographs based on the original King painting (Cosentino: 376) appear in the following editions of McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859, and Hall, James, 1793-1868. History of the Indian Tribes of North America: Philadelphia: F. W. Greenough, 1838-1844. Philadelphia: J. T. Bowen, 1848-1850. Philadelphia: D. Rice & Co., 187_. In the Boileau copy, vermillion is seen in the part of Mohongo's hair. This is not evident in the lithograph.
Description:
REFERENCES Cosentino, Andrew J. The Paintings of Charles Bird King (1785-1862). Washington, D.C.: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1977. pp. 70-71, 173-174. Nos. 376-377. Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 334-336. Smithsonian Institution Art Inventories. Painting Inventory. 83980294 - Destroyed 83980296 - Thornton I. Boileau Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. pp. 65, 69, 81, 139, 145.
Information Source:
Date: Supplied from plate. Plate No.: Supplied from copy reproduced. Standard No.: Supplied from volume contents list. Printer: "I. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment" in plate caption. [J. T. Bowen] Delineator: No indication.
Reproduction Rights Statement:
(c) University of Cincinnati Digital Press, 2001

Mo-hon-go, an Osage woman