Untitled (A Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Warrior Counts Coup on an Enemy), page number 55, from the "Frederic H. Douglas Ledger"

Unknown artist ("Douglas" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active mid - late 19th century, Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne), Central Plains, Plains

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1860s

Ink, colored pencil and watercolor on laid ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 7 3/8 x 12 5/16 in. (18.7 x 31.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Mark Lansburgh Ledger Drawing Collection; Purchased through the Robert J. Strasenburgh II 1942 Fund and the Julia L. Whittier Fund

2007.26.1

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Classification

Native American

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left: 55; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right: 56 [no drawing]

Exhibition History

Possibly exhibited Kenneth Canfield Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Spring 1990.

Picturing Change: The Impact of Ledger Drawing on Native American Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 11, 2004-May 15, 2005.

Publication History

Mike Cowdrey, The Frederic H. Douglas Ledger manuscript, June 15, 2000, p. 9, ill.

Colin G. Calloway, Editor, Ledger Narratives, The Plains Indian Drawings of the Lansburgh Collection at Dartmouth College, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press (published in cooperation with the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire), 2012, p. 17, figure 1.9; p. 46, plate 2.

Barbara Thompson, Picturing Change: The Impact of Ledger Drawing on Native American Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2004, p. 4, fig. 1.

Provenance

Ledger Book, about 1865; collected by Dr. Frederic Huntington Douglas (1897-1956), Denver, Colorado, date unknown; to the Estate of Dr. Frederic Huntington Douglas, Denver, Colorado; [with] Kenneth Canfield Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Spring 1990; [pages removed from ledger, date unknown]; sold to Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1990; sold to present collection, 2007.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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