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Amiskquew, A Menominee Warrior

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Amiskquew, A Menominee Warrior

Artist: Henry Inman (American, 1801 - 1846)

Date: c.1837
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
30 x 25 inches (76.2 x 63.5 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Inscribed: 28. 247 (lower right, red paint); #61 Amiskquew./ Stairway/ L-98-24 (on stretcher)
Credit Line: Purchase of the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 1983
Object number: 31.213.1
Accession Number: 1983.10
Label Text:Henry Inman copied Charles Bird King’s portraits of Indians to prepare illustrations for a book by Thomas L. McKenney. McKenney wanted to write a history of Indian tribes, using the Indian Gallery portraits as illustrations. Since the portraits belonged to the government, it was necessary to have copies made that could stay at the printer’s establishment to serve as models for the lithographs. Inman, an accomplished portraitist and printmaker, produced copies that seem to have surpassed King’s paintings in excellence of modeling.
Provenance: Thomas L. McKenney; gifted to Tileston and Hollingsworth; gifted 1882 to the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; purchased March 22, 1983 through (Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, New York) by Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art