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Collection name:
McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes
Record:
Work Record ID:
8
Reproduction Record ID:
8
Work Class:
portraits
Work Type:
print
Title:
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type:
collective title
Title:
Esh-ta-hum-leah, a Sioux chief
Title Type:
inscribed title
Measurements:
13.95 x 8.50 in (35.43 x 21.59 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: ESH-TA-HUM-LEAH / A SIOUX CHIEF. / PUBLISHED BY F. W. GREENOUGH, PHLAD.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:
8
ID Number Type:
plate number
ID Number:
8
ID Number Type:
standard number
Style Period:
Art, American--19th century
Style Period:
realism
Culture:
American
Subject:
Face painting
Subject:
Feathers
Subject:
Necklaces
Subject:
Robes
Subject:
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject:
Indians in art
Subject:
Neckties
Subject:
Shirts, Men's
Subject:
Vermilion
Subject:
Scarves
Subject:
Sleepy Eyes (Esh-ta-hum-leah), ca. 1780-ca. 1860
Subject:
Sisseton Dakota
Subject:
Braids (Hairdressing)
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 A portrait of Esh-ta-hum-lah by James Otto Lewis (1799-1858) is listed as No. 32 in the catalog of his Indian Gallery (Lewis, 1850, p. 12). The location of this painting is unknown. Original (Cosentino: 325) painted by Charles Bird King (1785-1862), Washington (D.C.), 1824. This painting is listed as No. 10 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the Government Collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "EESH-TAH-HUM-LEAH, Sleepy Eye -- Sioux Chief, from the band called the Sipsctongs." (Viola, 1976, p. 143). It was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. There is a King sketch of Sleepy Eyes (Cosentino: 631). It is one of sixteen studies owned by Mr. & Mrs. Bayard LeRoy King, Saunderstown, Rhode Island (Cosentino, 1977, p. 203; Viola, 1976, p. 129). A copy of the King painting by Henry Inman (1801-1846), formerly in the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (Peabody No. 82-51-10\28192), is in the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS No.: AV1982.306.2 (Neg. No.: 39093)).
Description:
PRINTS Lithographs based on the Inman copy of the King painting 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.
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. 168, 203. Nos. 325, 631. Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 150-151. Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858. Catalogue of the Indian Gallery, Painted by J.O. Lewis. New York: J.O. Lewis, 1850. No. 32, p. 12. Smithsonian Institution Art Inventories. Painting Inventory. 83980245 - Destroyed Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. pp. 129, 143.
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

Esh-ta-hum-leah, a Sioux chief