Detail View: McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes: Naw-kaw, a Winnebago chief

Work Record ID: 
14
Reproduction Record ID: 
14
Work Class: 
portraits
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
Naw-kaw, a Winnebago chief
Title Type: 
inscribed title
Measurements: 
15.40 x 11.15 in (39.12 x 28.32 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: NAW-KAW / A WINNEBAGO CHIEF. / PUBLISHED BY F. W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD.A / 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: 
14
ID Number Type: 
plate number
ID Number: 
14
ID Number Type: 
standard number
Style Period: 
Art, American--19th century
Style Period: 
realism
Culture: 
American
Subject: 
Armbands
Subject: 
Earrings
Subject: 
Face painting
Subject: 
Feathers
Subject: 
Headbands
Subject: 
Necklaces
Subject: 
Ribbons
Subject: 
Tobacco-pipes
Subject: 
Trade silver
Subject: 
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject: 
Indians in art
Subject: 
Neckties
Subject: 
Peace medals
Subject: 
Shirts, Men's
Subject: 
Ruffles
Subject: 
Vermilion
Subject: 
Blankets
Subject: 
Calico
Subject: 
Trade cloth
Subject: 
Trade beads
Subject: 
Scarves
Subject: 
The Wood (Naw-kaw), 1735-1833
Subject: 
Winnebago (Hotcangara)
Subject: 
Catlinite
Subject: 
Hair
Subject: 
Hides and skins--Birds
Subject: 
Lead
Subject: 
Peafowl
Subject: 
Quillwork
Subject: 
Wampum
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 Horan (Horan, 1986, p. 280) indicates that the original painted by James Otto Lewis (1799-1858) at the Treaty of Butte des Morts, held at Butte des Morts (Wis.) in 1827. The Wood does not appear in The Aboriginal Port-Folio, nor is his portrait listed in the catalog of the Lewis Indian Gallery. Kappler does not list The Wood as a signatory of that treaty. Location of original unknown. According to Horan (Horan, 1986, p. 280) the Lewis original was copied by Charles Bird King (1785-1862) in Washington (D.C.) in 1828. The King portrait of The Wood (Cosentino: 384) does not indicate that it is after Lewis. The Wood was in Washington (D.C.) in 1828. The realism and detail of the Inman copy and the McKenney & Hall lithograph suggest that King painted a different portrait. The King portrait is listed as No. 75 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the government collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "NAU-KAW, Wood -- O the Cor-ray-mau-nee family. Principal Chief of Winnebago deputation, 94 years old" (Viola, 1976, p. 144). This copy was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. A copy of the 1828 King painting by Henry Inman (1801-1846), formerly in the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (Peabody Number: 06-21-10\66307), is in the D. Harold Byrd, Jr. Collection (Viola, 1983, Plates 10, 33). The Wood was painted by George Catlin (1796-1872) probably in Washington, D.C. in 1828 (Truettner Gallery No. 209) (Truettner, 1979, pp. 200-201).
Description: 
PRINTS Lithographs based on the Inman copy of the 1828 King portrait (Cosentino: 384) 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. p. 174. No. 384. Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 280-281. Smithsonian Institution Art Inventories. Painting Inventory. 83980302 - Destroyed Truettner, William H. The Natural Man Observed: A Study of Catlin's Indian Gallery. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1979. pp. 200-201. Truettner Gallery No. 209. Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. p. 144. Viola, Herman J. Indians of North America: Paintings by Henry Inman from the D. Harold Byrd, Jr. Collection. Cody, Wyoming: Buffalo Bill Historical Center, 1983. Plate 10, 33.
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