Cachasunghia, Osage Warrior
Charcoal with stumping, Conté crayon, and black and white chalk on pink prepared paper, nailed over canvas to a wooden strainer
Overall: 23 x 17 in. ( 58.4 x 43.2 cm )
inscription: lower left, graphite: "Cachasunghia/guerrier Osage" inscription: left: "Casachugia/osage warriors"
Inscribed along left edge vertically in graphite: "Casachungia Osage Warrior"; at lower left: "Cachasunghia / guerrier Osage"; at lower right: "Cachasunghia / guerrier Osage"
The subject of this portrait was one of five Osage chiefs invited by President Jefferson to Washington in 1806. Saint-Mémin, a French engraver who came to America in 1793, executed portraits of the members of the delegation, which were published as engravings by Elias Dexter of New York.
Elizabeth DeMilt Fund
Artist's family; purchased from Elias Dexter of New York from the artist's descendants in Dijon through his agent James B. Robertson; deposited at N-YHS 1860; purchased 1861
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