Portrait of an Indian Chief (Chief of the Little Osage [after St. Memin])
Watercolor and graphite on an oval sheet laid on larger sheet
Overall: 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. ( 19.7 x 13.3 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
This portrait was copied by the baroness from an uninscribed watercolor and pencil study by Pavel Petrovich Svinin (1787/8-1839), secretary to the Russian consul-general in the United States from 1811 to 1813. Svinin's drawing is, like the preceding, in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is a copy, in reverse, of an original study of a Chief of the Little Osage by Charles Balthazar Fevret de Saint-Memin (q.v.), in the Society's collectin.
De Neuville family, France; E. De Vries, Paris, 1928; Columbia University Press Book Store, NYC, 1929; Old Print Shop, NYC, 1953
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