Shahaka (Sheheke or Big White c. 1766-1812), Chief of the Mandans

Object Number: 
1860.95
Date: 
1806-07
Medium: 
Charcoal with stumping, Conté crayon, and black and white chalk on pink prepared paper, nailed over canvas to a wooden strainer
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 3/8 x 17 in. ( 56.8 x 43.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower left, graphite: "Indian dis...[indecipherable]" inscription: left: "Indian of the Iowas of the missapiris (?)"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed along left edge vertically in graphite: "Indian of the Iowas of the Missouris"; at lower left: "Indien des iowas / du missoury"
Description: 
Portrait
Credit Line: 
Elizabeth DeMilt Fund
Provenance: 
Artist's family; purchased from Elias Dexter
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group