Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes
Record:
Work Record ID:
6
Reproduction Record ID:
6
Work Class:
portraits
Work Type:
print
Title:
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type:
collective title
Title:
Push-ma-ta-ha, a Choctaw warrior
Title Type:
inscribed title
Measurements:
11.65 x 7.40 in (29.59 x 18.80 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: PUSH-MA-TA-HA / A CHOCTAW WARRIOR. / 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
Creator:
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846
Creator Dates:
1801-1846
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:
6
ID Number Type:
plate number
ID Number:
6
ID Number Type:
standard number
Style Period:
Art, American--19th century
Style Period:
realism
Culture:
American
Subject:
Coats
Subject:
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject:
Indians in art
Subject:
Neckties
Subject:
Shirts, Men's
Subject:
Ruffles
Subject:
Push-ma-ta-ha, ca. 1764-5--1824
Subject:
Choctaw
Subject:
Buttons
Subject:
Epaulets
Subject:
Military uniforms
Subject:
Vests
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 Three portraits of Push-ma-ta-ha painted by Charles Bird King (1785-1862) in Washington (D.C.) in 1824 are identified by Cosentino. The first (Cosentino: 421) is listed as No. 22 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the Government Collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "GENERAL PUSH-MA-TA-HA -- Choctaw Chief" (Viola, 1976, p. 143). It was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. The second (Cosentino: 422) is listed as No. 42 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the Government Collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "GENERAL PUSH-MA-TA-HA -- Choctaw Chief" (Viola, 1976, p. 144). It was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. The third (Cosentino: 423), King's personal copy, was donated to the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island. It was sold in 1970 to the The Warner Collection, Gulf States Paper Corporation (Cosentino, 1977, p. 179; Viola, 1976, p. 140). A portrait of Push-ma-ta-ha by Henry Inman (1801-1846), based on the first or second King portraits (Cosentino: 421, 422), and formerly in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (Peabody Number: 82-51-10\28188) is in the D. Harold Byrd, Jr, Collection (Viola, 1983, Plate 28). Cosentino indicates that the Inman copy was based on the first King portrait (Cosentino: 421) (Cosentino, 1977, p. 179). Cosentino indicates that a portrait of Push-ma-ta-ha was also painted by Joseph Wood (Cosentino, 1977, p. 179).
Description:
PRINTS Cosentino indicates that lithographs based on one of the first two King portraits (or the Inman copy) appear in the following editions of McKenney, Thomas Loraine, 1785-1859, and Hall, James, 1793-1868. The 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_.
Description:
REFERENCES Cosentino, Andrew J. The Paintings of Charles Bird King (1785-1862). Washington, D.C.: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1977. p. 179. Nos. 421-423. Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 332-334. Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. The Important Collection of Twenty-One Portraits of North American Indians, by Charles Bird King. Property of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island. Sold by Order of the Board of Directors. New York: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., 1970. pp. xiv, 16-17. Smithsonian Institution Art Inventories. Painting Inventory. 83400326 - Gulf States Paper Corporation 83980331 - Destroyed 83980332 - Destroyed Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. pp. 51, 53-55, 57, 112, 122, 140. Viola, Herman J. Indians of North America: Paintings by Henry Inman from the D. Harold Byrd, Jr. Collection. Cody, Wyoming: Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1983. Plate 28.
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

Push-ma-ta-ha, a Choctaw warrior