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Auction 100, Lot 492

"Plate XXXII - Tuch-ee, a Cherokee War Chief", Prichard, James Cowles

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: The Natural History of Man, 3rd edition

Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 8.8 inches
13.7 x 22.4 cm

Stunning hand colored aquatint plates based on the paintings of several important 19th century artists, including George Catlin. These are from Prichard's early anthropological study, subtitled "comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family."

Catlin painted this chief when he visited Fort Gibson (Oklahoma) in 1834. Tuch-ee, a native of Georgia, was among the first Indians relocated to the Canadian River region. He wears a buckskin jacket and a traditional Cherokee headdress.


Condition: A

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/12/2002