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Title:

The Three Cherokees came over from the head of the River Savanna to London, 1762

Maker(s):

Unknown; printmaker
Bickham, George II; publisher; British artist, 1706-1771

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

1762

School/Style:

British

Period:

18th century

Technique:

etching

Dimension(s):

height
width

Acquisition:

given; 1951; Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Notes:

For discussion of this print see the article by Stephanie Pratt "Reynolds' 'King of the Cherokees' and Other Mistaken Identities in the Portraiture of Native American Delegations, 1710-1762" in the Oxford Art Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2 (1998), pp. 135-150.

Inscription:

inscription; plate lower centre; printed; 1: Their Interpreter that was Poisoned. 2: Outacite or Man-killer; who Sets up the War Whoop, as, (Woach Woach ha ha hoch Waoch) with his Wampum. 3: Austenaco or King, a great Warrior who has his Calumet or Pipe, by taking a Whiff of which, is their most sacred emblem of peace. 4: Uschesees y Great Hunter, or Scalpper, as the Character of a Warrior depends on the Number of Scalps, he has them without Number. Sold in Mays Buildings, Covent Garden, according to Act, by G. Bickham.

Accession:

Object Number: P.205-1951
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 165918; input: 2008-11-04; modified: 2008-11-05)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/165918





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