Auction 127, Lot 804

"Ash-E-Taa-Na-Quet A celebrated Chippeway Chief", Lewis, J. O.

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1835-6 (published)

Publication: Aboriginal Portfolio

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 8 inches
16.5 x 20.3 cm

This portrait is from the rarest of Indian prints from the first published collection of portraits of native North Americans. They were made "on the spot and in the field" by James Otto Lewis, primarily during treaty meetings in the Upper Great Lakes during the 1820s. The original art for this lithograph was painted at the Treaty of Green Bay 1827 by Lewis. This treaty was actually a complex set of treaties that spanned many years - read more here. Lithographed on stone by Lehman & Duval and reportedly colored by J. Barincou.


Condition: B+

Grading just the image, it is fine. The very wide margins have some short marginal tears at right including one poorly closed.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 2/25/2009