Untitled ("Cheyennes Courting"), page number 5, from the "Old White Woman Ledger"

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

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about 1880-1890

Graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, and ink on wove ledger paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 7 3/8 × 11 13/16 in. (18.7 × 30 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: 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

2007.65.70

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Research Area

Native American

Drawing

Native American: Plains

Not on view

Inscriptions

Inscribed, in black ink, in script, center left: Cheyennes Courting; inscribed, in graphite, upper center: [name glyph; "Old White Woman"]; inscribed, in graphite, in script, after name glyph: "old white woman"; preprinted, ledger page number, in blue ink, upper left [proper right]: 5; reverse: preprinted ledger page number, in blue ink, upper right [proper left]: 6 [no drawing]

Course History

Center for Cartoon Studies, Steven Bissette, Fall 2019

Exhibition History

"The Lansburgh Collection," Nedra Matteucci Gallery Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 11-31, 2000.

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.

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. 148, plate 102.

Provenance

From the formerly bound Old White Woman Ledger (46 pages); with Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, date unknown; acquired by present collection through a partial gift and partial purchase, 2007.

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