Detail View: McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes: Kee-shes-wa, a Fox chief

Work Record ID: 
63
Reproduction Record ID: 
63
Work Class: 
portraits
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
Kee-shes-wa, a Fox chief
Title Type: 
inscribed title
Measurements: 
14.00 x 8.25 in (35.56 x 20.96 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: KEE_SHES_WA, / A FOX 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
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. 2
ID Number Type: 
call number
ID Number: 
63
ID Number Type: 
plate number
ID Number: 
63
ID Number Type: 
standard number
Style Period: 
Art, American--19th century
Style Period: 
realism
Culture: 
American
Subject: 
Fox (Meshkwakihug)
Subject: 
Earrings
Subject: 
Face painting
Subject: 
Feathers
Subject: 
Gunstock clubs
Subject: 
Headbands
Subject: 
Necklaces
Subject: 
Roaches (Hair)
Subject: 
Robes
Subject: 
Trade silver
Subject: 
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject: 
Indians in art
Subject: 
Vermilion
Subject: 
Tacks
Subject: 
Leather work
Subject: 
The Sun (Kee-shes-wa)
Subject: 
Metalwork
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.) ca. 1837 (Cosentino: 346). It is listed as No. 37 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the Government Collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "KEE-SHESWA, The Sun -- Fox warrior (King)" (Viola, 1976, p. 143). It was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. There is a King sketch of The Sun (Cosentino: 634). It is one of sixteen studies owned by Mr. & Mrs. Bayard LeRoy King, Saunderstown, Rhode Island (Cosentino, 1977, p. 204; Viola, 1976, p. 127). 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\28217), 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. pp. 170, 204. Nos. 346, 634. Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 172-173. Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. p. 127, 143. Smithsonian Institution Art Inventories. Painting Inventory. 83980265 - Destroyed
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