Untitled (Membership Payment by a Tsistsistas (Cheyenne) Bowstring Society Warrior with his Possessions), page number 101, from the "Old White Woman Ledger"

Unknown artist ("Old White Woman" Ledger), American / Tsistsistas, active late 19th century, Tsistsistas / Suhtai (Cheyenne), Central Plains, Plains

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about 1880-1890

Graphite, colored pencil, and watercolor on wove ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 7 3/8 x 11 13/16 in. (18.8 x 30 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Mark Lansburgh Ledger Drawing Collection; Partial gift of Mark Lansburgh, Class of 1949; and partial purchase through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund, and the Offices of the President and Provost of Dartmouth College

2007.65.53

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Classification

Native American

Drawing

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Inscription

Preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left [proper right]:101; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right [proper left]: 102 [partial sketch of an arm and head]

Course History

NAS 30.2, ARTH 16, Plains Ledger Drawings and Their Complexities, Joyce Szabo, Summer 2013

Exhibition History

Native American Ledger Drawings from the Hood Museum of Art: The Mark Lansburgh Collection, Friends and Owen Robertson Cheatham Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 2-December 19, 2010.

Native Paths, American Indian Art from the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, May 7, 1998 - January 2, 2000.

Publication History

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. 27, figure 2.10; p. 153, plate 107.

Allen Wardwell, Editor, Native Paths, American Indian Art from the Collection of Charles and Valerie Diker, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998, p. 21, ill. no. 6.

Provenance

From the formerly bound Old White Woman Ledger (46 pages); [partial label, Christie's, Stock #RK620 Sale, lot 20]; Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; Charles and Valerie Diker, New York, New York, date unknown; Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; acquired by present collection through a partial gift and partial purchase, 2007.

Old Number

Lansburgh no.: replacement for #46

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