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E.C. Biddle, publisher (Philadelphia, Early 19th Century)

Auction:
2509
Lot:
1177
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$178$150

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

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E.C. Biddle, publisher (Philadelphia, Early 19th Century)

Lot of Two Works: Rant-Che-Wai-Me, Female Flying Pigeon, and Chippeway Squaw & Child, 1837. Identified in inscriptions in the matrix. Hand-colored lithographs on paper, sheet sizes 16 x 13 3/4, 16 3/8 x 13 in., respectively, housed in a contemporary wood frames. Condition: Rant-Che-Wai-Me with minor toning, edge losses, loss to l.r. corner; Chippeway with margins trimmed with loss of some inscriptions, a few minor small edge tears.

Note: Rant-Che-Wai-Me, Female Flying Pigeon, is from a three-volume folio series sponsored by Thomas McKenney and James Hall, entitled History of the Indian Tribes of North America. Lehman & Duvall were the lithographers after paintings by Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting President Monroe in Washington, D.C., in 1824. Flying Pigeon or Rant-Che-Wai-Me accompanied her husband, Iowa chief Mahaska.
Chippeway Squaw & Child is a lithograph by Lehman & Duval after Charles Bird King and based on a painting by James Otto Lewis of the Fond du Lac council of 1826.
Estimate $300-500

Rant-Che-Wai-Me, Female Flying Pigeon with minor toning, edge losses, loss to l.r. corner, margins trimmed, the bottom margin just under lower inscriptions.
Chippeway Squaw & Childleft and lower margins trimmed with loss of some inscriptions, and just to edge of shadow by feet on left margin, three minor small edge tears,

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Philadelphia, E.C. Biddle, James Hall, Thomas McKenney, Charles Bird King, Lehman, Monroe, President, Washington, D.C., War Department, Iowa, Mahaska, chief, James Otto Lewis, Fond du Lac council, Political philosophy

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