Media Information

 
 
 
Collection name:
McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes
Record:
Work Record ID:
67
Reproduction Record ID:
67
Work Class:
portraits
Work Type:
print
Title:
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type:
collective title
Title:
Me-na-wa, a Creek warrior
Title Type:
inscribed title
Measurements:
13.95 x 9.65 in (35.43 x 24.51 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: ME-NA-WA. / A CREEK WARRIOR. / PUBLISHED BY E. C. BIDDLE, PHILADELPHIA / Printed & Coloured at I. T. Bowen's Lithographic Establishment N.o 94 Walnut St: / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1837. by E. C. Biddle, 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:
1837
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:
67
ID Number Type:
plate number
ID Number:
67
ID Number Type:
standard number
Style Period:
Art, American--19th century
Style Period:
realism
Culture:
American
Subject:
Coats
Subject:
Feathers
Subject:
Hats
Subject:
Trade silver
Subject:
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject:
Indians in art
Subject:
Neckties
Subject:
Shirts, Men's
Subject:
Ear cuffs
Subject:
Ruffles
Subject:
Vermilion
Subject:
Calico
Subject:
Trade cloth
Subject:
Vests
Subject:
Beadwork
Subject:
Creek
Subject:
Bandolier bags
Subject:
Tattooing
Subject:
Great Warrior (Me-na-wa), ca. 1765-ca. 1865
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:
PRINTS Lithographs based on the Inman copy of the King portrait 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:
ART WORKS Original painted by Charles Bird King (1785-1862) in Washington (D.C.) in 1826 (Cosentino: 367). It is listed as No. 23 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the Government Collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "MENAWEE - A great Warrior and Creek Chief. This chief commanded the party that killed Gen. McIntosh, and was one of the few that saved themselves from the defeat at the Horse-shoe, by swimming the river, after being badly wounded in the head." (Viola, 1976, p. 143). It was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. A copy of the King portrait by Henry Inman (1801-1846), formerly in the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (Peabody No. 82-51-10\28218), is in a private collection (Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Inventory).
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. No. 367. Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 132-133. Smithsonian Institution Art Inventories. Painting Inventory. 83980286 - Destroyed Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. p. 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

Me-na-wa, a Creek warrior