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Two Wax Figures of Indigenous Americans at Mix's Museum, New Haven, Connecticut , from a disassembled album

Object Number: 
1953.287c
Date: 
1813
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, and black ink on paper whose left side is laid on verso of 287b
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 11 1/8 in. ( 19.7 x 28.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower, ink: "Sauvages en cire du Museum de Mr Mix, 1813, 7bre"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center in brown ink: "Sauvages en cire du Museum de Mr Mix. 1813 7bre"
Description: 
Figures
Gallery Label: 
John Mix's Museum in New Haven offered to the visitor an assorted variety of exhibits which are described in a fourteen-pate catalog issued in 1812, shortly before the de Neuvilles' visit. The "curiosities" to be seen included wax figures "as large as life," paintings, beasts, birds, fishes, serpents, and reptiles. The museum catalog cits the following description among the listing of wax figures: "An Indian, returning from hunting, in his Bark Canoe, with his Game."
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