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    Hand-Tinted Lithograph of
    Red Jacket Wearing Oval Washington
    1792 Indian Peace Medal

    King, Charles Bird. Red Jacket, Seneca War Chief. Hand-tinted lithographic print, framed. Philadelphia: Published by E.C. Biddle. Lithographed by Lehman & Duval, 1834. An outstanding portrait bust of the notable Seneca Red Jacket or Sagoyewatha (c. 1750-1830), chief of the Wolf clan who signed the Treaty of Canandaigua in 1794 establishing peace between the Six Nations and the United States. In this portrait, Red Jacket wears a large Washington oval Indian Peace Medal clearly dated 1792. Washington himself had presented him with the medal that year, which today is in the collection of the Buffalo History Museum. The artist, Charles Bird King (1785-1862) was a portrait painter who was commissioned by the U.S. government to paint the portraits of Native American delegates visiting the nation's capital; he is known to have painted over 100 such portraits, making his work an important contribution to the historical record for these leaders. He was the primary artistic contributor to Thomas McKenney and James Hall's 1836-1844 History of the Indian Tribes of North America, from which this lithograph comes. The frame measures 58 by 50 cm and the lithograph is matted to 41 by 30 cm. This item was displayed in the Newman Money Museum at Washington University.
    Estimate $1,000.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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