Detail View: McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes: Pow-a-sheek, a Fox chief

Work Record ID: 
78
Reproduction Record ID: 
78
Work Class: 
portraits
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
Pow-a-sheek, a Fox chief
Title Type: 
inscribed title
Measurements: 
13.10 x 10.30 in (33.27 x 26.16 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: POW-A-SHEEK / 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: 
Cooke, George, 1793-1849
Creator Dates: 
1793-1849
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: 
78
ID Number Type: 
plate number
ID Number: 
78
ID Number Type: 
standard number
Style Period: 
Art, American--19th century
Style Period: 
realism
Culture: 
American
Subject: 
Fox (Meshkwakihug)
Subject: 
Armbands
Subject: 
Earrings
Subject: 
Face painting
Subject: 
Feathers
Subject: 
Finger weaving
Subject: 
Necklaces
Subject: 
Ribbons
Subject: 
Roaches (Hair)
Subject: 
Sashes (Costume)
Subject: 
Trade silver
Subject: 
Turban headdresses
Subject: 
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject: 
Indians in art
Subject: 
Vermilion
Subject: 
Blankets
Subject: 
Trade cloth
Subject: 
Trade beads
Subject: 
Wampum
Subject: 
Hides and skins
Subject: 
Body painting
Subject: 
Bracelets
Subject: 
Arrows
Subject: 
Bows (Weapons)
Subject: 
Quivers
Subject: 
To Dash the Water Off (Pow-a-sheek), ca. 1813-ca. 1845
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 Cooke 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.
Description: 
ART WORKS Original painted by George Cooke (1793-1849) in Washington (D.C.) in 1837 (Horan, 1986, p. 158). The portrait is listed as No. 34 in the Catalogue in Rhees "PAW-A-SHICK, To dash the water off -- A Fox Chief (Cooke, 1837)" (Viola, 1976, p. 143). It was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. A copy of the Cooke portrait by Charles Bird King (1785-1862), dated 1837, Washington (D.C.) (Cosentino: 420), was King's personal copy. It was bequeathered to the Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island, and sold in 1970 to The Warner Collection, Gulf States Paper Corporation, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
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. 179. No. 420. Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 180-181. 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, 32-33. Smithsonian Institution Art Inventories. Painting Inventory. 47370100 - Gulf States Paper Corporation Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. pp. 95, 122, 140 143.
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