Portrait of a Cherokee Man

Object Number: 
1953.218
Date: 
1820
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
image: 11 x 7 in. ( 27.9 x 17.8 cm ) mat: 18 x 14 in. ( 45.7 x 35.6 cm ) sheet: 16 x 11 1/2 in. ( 40.6 x 29.2 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: lower, ink: "Cherokee/ (1820) M.r Martin"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Cherokee / 1820 Mr Martin"
Description: 
Figure
Gallery Label: 
In 1820 Baron and Barones Hyde de Neuville lived in Washington, and there is no evidence to suggest that they were anywhere near Cherokee country. "Mr. Martin" is not identified.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group