03-06-2011 03-06-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2538B Boston
March 6, 2011 11:00AMCalender
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Six Lithograph Portraits of American Indians

$563$475
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2538B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 06, 2011 11:00AM

Description:

Six Lithograph Portraits of American Indians, Philadelphia, early 19th century, hand-colored and by various lithographers, STUM-A-NU/A FLAT-HEAD BOY, drawn, printed, and colored at J.T. Bowen, published by D. Rice and A.N. Hall; four titles: TUSTENNUGGEE EMATHLA/A CREEK CHIEF, two titled CHIPPEWAY SQUAW & CHILD, and MAJOR RIDGE/A CHEROKEE CHIEF, lithographed, colored, and published by J.T. Bowen; one titled O-POTH-LE-YO-HO-LO/SPEAKER OF THE COUNCILS, Rice Rutter & Co. publishers, (imperfections, not examined out of mats), sight size approx. 10 x 6 in., matted.
Estimate $600-800

Most of the lithographs are shrink-wrapped under mats-so were not examined out of mat.
STUM-A-NU/A FLAT-HEAD BOY- two subtle creases rt. and left of head, tear slightly visible at top of left crease.
TUSTENNUGGEE EMATHLA/A CREEK CHIEF- lightly toned, minor fox marks, superfluous oval embossed mark "Young Men's Christian Union/Boston" l.l. facing arm, a few small edge tears and abrasions, tear l.r. corner, light stains.
CHIPPEWAY SQUAW & CHILD (red dress)- minor foxing few small edge tears, all appear not laid down.
CHIPPEWAY SQUAW & CHILD (w/ blue mantle and child on back- paper slightly rippled and toned.
MAJOR RIDGE/A CHEROKEE CHIEF- lightly toned, minor fox marks, superfluous oval embossed mark "Young Men's Christian Union/Boston" l.l. facing arm, light stains, sm. edge tear c.r.
O-POTH-LE-YO-HO-LO/SPEAKER OF THE COUNCILS- very good.

Keywords

STUM-A-NU/A FLAT-HEAD, Major, Rice Rutter & Co., O-POTH-LE-YO-HO-LO/SPEAKER, Philadelphia, A.N. Hall, TUSTENNUGGEE EMATHLA/A CREEK CHIEF, RIDGE/A CHEROKEE CHIEF, Young Men's Christian Union