Detail View: McKenney and Hall: History of the Indian Tribes: On-ge-wae, a Chippewa chief

Work Record ID: 
107
Reproduction Record ID: 
107
Work Class: 
portraits
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
History of the Indian Tribes of North America
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
On-ge-wae, a Chippewa chief
Title Type: 
inscribed title
Measurements: 
11.70 x 8.30 in (29.72 x 21.08 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: ON-GE-WAE. / A CHIPPEWA CHIEF. / PUBLISHED BY DANIEL RICE & JAMES G. CLARK, PHILAD.A. / Drawn, Printed & Col.d at the Lithographic & Print Colouring Establishment, N.o 94, Walnut St. Phila. / Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1843, by James G. Clark in the Clerks office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. --
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
Creator: 
Lewis, James Otto, 1799-1858
Creator Dates: 
1799-1858
Creator Nationality: 
American
Creator Type: 
personal name
Creator Role: 
painter
Date: 
1843
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: 
107
ID Number Type: 
plate number
ID Number: 
107
ID Number Type: 
standard number
Style Period: 
Art, American--19th century
Style Period: 
realism
Culture: 
American
Subject: 
Tobacco-pipes
Subject: 
Indians of North America--19th century
Subject: 
Indians in art
Subject: 
Blankets
Subject: 
Ojibwa
Subject: 
On-ge-wae
Subject: 
Hides and skins--Weasels
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 Horan (Horan, 1986, p. 212) indicates the original was painted by Charles Bird King (1785-1862) in Washington (D.C.) in 1827. Cosentino does not include a listing for a King portrait of this individual. Nos. 18, 29, & 83 in the Catalogue of Indian Paintings Belonging to the Government Collection which appeared in William J. Rhees' 1859 Guide to the Smithsonian Institution are listings for unnamed Ojibwa chiefs, painted by King after James Otto Lewis (1799-1858) in 1827 (Viola, 1976, pp. 143-144). It is possible that the King portrait is a copy of one by Lewis, although this individual does not appear in The Aboriginal Port-Folio, nor is there a listing for his portrait in Lewis' catalog of his Indian Gallery. A portrait of Ongewae by Henry Inman (1801-1846), probably after King, formerly in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University (Peabody Number: 82-51-10\28245), is in the D. Harold Byrd, Jr. Collection (Viola, 1983, Listed).
Description: 
REFERENCES Horan, James D. The McKenney-Hall Portrait Gallery of American Indians. New York: Bramhall House, 1986. pp. 212-213. Viola, Herman J. The Indian Legacy of Charles Bird King. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1976. pp. 143-144. 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. Listed, not illustrated.
Information Source: 
Date: Supplied from plate. Plate No.: Supplied from copy reproduced. Standard No.: Supplied from volume contents list. Printer: "Lithographic & Print Colouring Establishment, N.o 94, Walnut St. Phila." in plate caption. [J. T. Bowen] Delineator: No indication.
Reproduction Rights Statement: 
(c) University of Cincinnati Digital Press, 2001