Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes
Record:
Work Record ID:
12
Reproduction Record ID:
12
Work Class:
portraits
Work Type:
print
Title:
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type:
collective title
Title:
Little Crow, a Sioux chief
Title Type:
inscribed title
Measurements:
12.70 x 10.10 in (32.26 x 25.65 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: LITTLE-CROW / A SIOUX CHIEF / 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
Inscription:
image lower left: AH
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:
12
ID Number Type:
plate number
ID Number:
12
ID Number Type:
standard number
Style Period:
Art, American--19th century
Style Period:
realism
Culture:
American
Subject:
Robes
Subject:
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject:
Indians in art
Subject:
Neckties
Subject:
Shirts, Men's
Subject:
Mdewakanton Dakota
Subject:
Little Crow (Chetan wakan mani), 1765-70--1833-34
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 James Otto Lewis (1799-1858) painted Little Crow at the Treaty of Prairie du Chien, held at Prairie du Chien (Wis.) in 1825. The Little Crow Sussetong was a signatory of that treaty (Kappler, 1904, Vol. 2, p. 154). The Lewis portrait is listed as No. 60 in the catalog of the Lewis Indian Gallery (Lewis, 1850, p. 18). Location of original unknown. The Lewis original was copied by Charles Bird King (1785-1862) in Washington (D.C.) in 1826 (Cosentino: 342). The King copy is listed as No. 140 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the government collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "KAA-KAA-HUXE, Little Crow (King from Lewis, 1826.)" (Viola, 1976, p. 145). This copy was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. King painted another portrait of Little Crow when he visited Washington, D.C. in 1824 (Cosentino: 313). This portrait is listed as No. 125 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the government collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: SHE-TAH-WAH-COE-WAR-MENE, The sparrow that hunts as he walks -- A Sioux (King.)" (Viola, 1976, p. 145). This painting was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. A copy of the 1824 King portrait by Henry Inman (1801-1846), formerly in the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (Peabody Number: 82-51-10\28196), is in the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS No.: AV1982.306.4).
Description:
PRINTS A lithograph based on the Lewis portrait appears only in the Philadelphia, 1835-1838 edition of The Aboriginal Port-Folio. (Reese: 23) Lithographs based on the Inman copy of the 1824 King portrait (Cosentino: 313) 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.
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. 167, 170. Nos. 313, 342. Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 148-149. Kappler, Charles J. Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1904. Vol. 2, p. 254. Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858. Catalogue of the Indian Gallery, Painted by J.O. Lewis. New York: J.O. Lewis, 1850. No. 60, p. 18. Smithsonian Institution Art Inventories. Painting Inventory. 83980235 - Destroyed 83980261 - Destroyed Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. p. 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: "AH" image lower left. [Alfred Hoffy]
Reproduction Rights Statement:
(c) University of Cincinnati Digital Press, 2001

Little Crow, a Sioux chief