Detail View: McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes: Mon-chonsia, a Kansas chief

Work Record ID: 
100
Reproduction Record ID: 
100
Work Class: 
portraits
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
Mon-chonsia, a Kansas chief
Title Type: 
inscribed title
Measurements: 
13.75 x 9.65 in (34.93 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: MON-CHONSIA. / A KANSAS CHIEF. / PUBLISHED BY DANIEL RICE & JAMES G. CLARK, PHILAD.A. / Drawn, Printed & Cold at the Lithographic & Print Colouring Establishmen, 94, Walnut St. Phila / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1842, by James G. Clark in the Clerks office of the District Court of the Eastern District of P.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: 
1842
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. 3
ID Number Type: 
call number
ID Number: 
100
ID Number Type: 
plate number
ID Number: 
100
ID Number Type: 
standard number
Style Period: 
Art, American--19th century
Style Period: 
realism
Culture: 
American
Subject: 
Earrings
Subject: 
Face painting
Subject: 
Finger weaving
Subject: 
Necklaces
Subject: 
Ribbons
Subject: 
Roaches (Hair)
Subject: 
Robes
Subject: 
Sashes (Costume)
Subject: 
Trade silver
Subject: 
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject: 
Indians in art
Subject: 
Peace medals
Subject: 
Vermilion
Subject: 
Trade beads
Subject: 
Turbans
Subject: 
Wampum
Subject: 
Body painting
Subject: 
Hair pipes
Subject: 
White Plume (Mon-chonsia)
Subject: 
Kansa (Hutanga)
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 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 Three portraits of White Plume by Charles Bird King (1785-1862) painted in Washington (D.C.) are identified by Cosentino. The first (Cosentino: 378), dated 1822, is listed as No. 91 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the Government Collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution: "MAN-CHOUSIA, White Plums -- Kansas Chief (King)" (Viola, 1976, p. 144). This painting was destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865. The second (Cosentino: 379) is in the Danish National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark. The third (Cosentino: 380) is in the White House Collection. A copy of the King portrait by Henry Inman (1801-1846), formerly in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard University (Peabody Number: 82-51-10\28240), 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. 174. Nos. 378-380. Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 340-341. Smithsonian Institution Art Inventories. Painting Inventory. 08930080 - White House Collection 83980297 - Destroyed 83980298 - Danish National Museum Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. pp. 24, 40, 41, 119, 139, 144.
Information Source: 
Date: Supplied from plate. Plate No.: Supplied from copy reproduced. Standard No.: Supplied from volume contents list. Printer: "Lithographic & Print Colouring Establishmen, 94, Walnut St. Phila" in plate caption. [J. T. Bowen] Delineator: No indication.
Reproduction Rights Statement: 
(c) University of Cincinnati Digital Press, 2001