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Collection name:
George Catlin: The Printed Works
Record:
Work Record ID:
508
Reproduction Record ID:
508
Work Class:
portraits
Work Type:
print
Title:
Little Chief, a chief
Title Type:
preferred title
Title:
Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians.
Title Type:
collective title
Measurements:
3.125 x 2.35 in (7.94 x 5.97 cm)
Measurement Type:
dimensions
Material:
paper (fiber product)
Material Type:
support
Technique:
engraving (printing process)
Creator:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Creator Dates:
1796-1872
Creator Nationality:
American
Creator Type:
personal name
Creator Role:
painter
Date:
1842
Location:
Fort Leavenworth (Kan.)
Location Type:
creation site
Repository:
Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Repository Type:
current repository
ID Number:
191
ID Number Type:
plate number
ID Number:
246
ID Number Type:
standard number
ID Number:
ARB RB E77.C4 1842 v.2
ID Number Type:
call number
Style Period:
Art, American--19th century
Style Period:
realism
Culture:
American
Subject:
Quillwork
Subject:
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject:
Indians in art
Subject:
Coats
Subject:
Shirts, Men's
Subject:
Little Chief (Kee-mon-saw)
Subject:
Kaskaskia
Subject:
Neckties
Subject:
Trousers
Subject:
Vests
Related Work:
Catlin, George, 1796-1872. Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. Third Edition. London: Published for the Author by Tilt and Bogue, Fleet Street, 1842.
Relation Type:
larger entity
Description:
Described in Vol. II, p. 100. Caption from Truettner catalog of Catlin's Indian Gallery. Entry from Catlin's 1848 catalog reads, "Kee-mon-saw, the Little Chief; Chief; Semi-civilized." Probably painted at Fort Leavenworth in 1830 (Truettner, 1979, p. 210). The figure holds an object which may be a tobacco-pipe or a flute.
Reproduction Rights Statement:
(c)University of Cincinnati Digital Press 1997
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Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians.