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Collection name:
McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes
Record:
Work Record ID:
55
Reproduction Record ID:
55
Work Class:
portraits
Work Type:
print
Title:
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type:
collective title
Title:
Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiah or Black Hawk, a Saukie brave
Title Type:
inscribed title
Measurements:
13.00 x 8.50 in (33.02 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:
image lower right: A.H.
Inscription:
lower center: MA-KA-TAI-ME-SHE-KIA-KIAH / or / BLACK HAWK A SAUKIE BRAVE / 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. 2
ID Number Type:
call number
ID Number:
55
ID Number Type:
plate number
ID Number:
55
ID Number Type:
standard number
Style Period:
Art, American--19th century
Style Period:
realism
Culture:
American
Subject:
Sauk (Osakiwug)
Subject:
Earrings
Subject:
Necklaces
Subject:
Ribbons
Subject:
Roaches (Hair)
Subject:
Trade silver
Subject:
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject:
Indians in art
Subject:
Peace medals
Subject:
Shirts, Men's
Subject:
Blankets
Subject:
Trade bead necklaces
Subject:
Wampum
Subject:
Black Hawk (Muk-a-tah-mish-o-kah-kaik), 1767-1838
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 Two portraits of Black Hawk by Charles Bird King (1785-1862), painted in Washington (D.C.) are identified by Cosentino. The first (Cosentino: 364), painted in 1837, is listed as No. 133 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the Government Collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "MUCH-A-TAI-ME-SHE-KA-KAIK, Black Hawk (King, 1837.)" (Viola, 1976, p. 145) and was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. The second (Cosentino: 365), painted ca. 1833, formerly in the Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island, was sold in 1970 and is in the Warner Collection, Gulf States Paper Corporation, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. George Catlin (1796-1872) painted Black Hawk in 1832 at Jefferson Barracks (Truettner Gallery No. 2) (Truettner, 1979, pp. 23, 143-144). James Otto Lewis (1799-1858) painted Black Hawk at Detroit (Mich.) in 1833. Portraits of Black Hawk from life were also painted by James W. Ford, John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840), Lampher after James Reid Lambdin (1807-1889), Robert Matthew Sully (1803-1855), and Isaac Augustus Wetherby (1819-1904). (See Smithsonian Art Inventories.)
Description:
PRINTS Lithographs based on the Lewis portrait appear in all five editions of The Aboriginal Port-Folio. (Reese: 50) Lithographs based on the King portrait of 1837 (Cosentino: 364) 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. p. 172. Nos. 364-365. Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 168-169. Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858. Catalogue of the Indian Gallery, Painted by J.O. Lewis. New York: J.O. Lewis, 1850. No. 17, pp. 9-10; No. 72, p. 19. 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, 30-31. Smithsonian Institution Art Inventories. Painting Inventory. 47370088 - Redwood Library & Athenaeum - Unlocated 55730028 - Sully - Virginia Historical Society 61290004 - Ford, J.W. - Virginia State Library 61505051 - Parke-Bernet Galleries - Unlocated 70510282 - Ford, J.W. - Commonwealth of Virginia 81881156 - Jarvis - Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History & Art 81900016 - Lampher after Lambdin - Evanston Historical Society 83510049 - Ford, J.W. - State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 83510050 - Ford, J.W. - Virginia Historical Society 83510051 - Ford, J.W. - Valentine Museum, Richmond, Virginia 83980283 - Gulf States Paper Corporation 83980284 - Destroyed 84150030 - Wetherby - Putnam Museum, Davenport, Iowa Truettner, William H. The Natural Man Observed: A Study of Catlin's Indian Gallery. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979. pp. 23, 143-144. Truettner Gallery No. 2. Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. pp. 14, 88, 90, 92, 93, 101, 106, 108, 109, 112, 122, 138. 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: "A.H." image lower right. [Alfred Hoffy]
Reproduction Rights Statement:
(c) University of Cincinnati Digital Press, 2001

Ma-ka-tai-me-she-kia-kiah or Black Hawk, a Saukie brave