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Unidentified Male Delaware, possibly Montgomery Montour

Object Number: 
1860.97
Date: 
1806-07
Medium: 
Charcoal with stumping, Conté crayon, and touches of black and white chalk on buff paper, formerly nailed over canvas to a wooden strainer
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 1/4 x 17 in. ( 56.5 x 43.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: lower left: "essieu (?) Delaware" inscription: verso, upper right, graphite: "un delaware 1801 fact a Philadelphia"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left in graphite: "indien Delaware" at lower right: "Delaware Indian"
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