Untitled (A U.S. Cavalry Officer)

White Swan, Apsaalooke / American, 1851 - 1904
Apsáalooke (Crow / Absaroke)
Northern Plains


about 1890

Graphite and colored pencil on wove canvas paper

Sheet (Irreg.): 7 3/16 × 9 1/16 in. (18.2 × 23 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



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Ledger Drawing

Research Area

Native American


Native American: Plains

Not on view


Inscribed, on reverse, in graphite, lower left, in script: Mrs. E. P. Green / 17958 Hatton / Reseda Di 2-8323 [crossed out]; on side, inscribed: 5; stamped, lower left, in ink, three times: LANSBURGH [semi-circle] / in graphite, 1987 [in one stamp]; inscribed, below, in graphite: Santa Fe, N M

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.

Nineteenth-Century Ledger Drawings, The Lansburgh Collection, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 10-31, 2000.

Peripheral Visions(s): Perspectives on the "Indian" image by 19th century Northern Plains warrior-artists, McMaster University Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, August 24-December 20, 2019.

Publication History

Nineteenth-Century Ledger Drawings, The Lansburgh Collection, [brochure], Santa Fe: Nedra Matteucci Galleries, 2000, ill.

Colonel Rodney G. Thomas (United States Army, Retired), Rubbing Out Long Hair Pehin Hanska Kasota, the American Indian Story of the Little Big Horn in Art and Word, Spanaway, Washington: Elk Plain Press, 2009, p. 290, figure 17.

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. 183, plate 137.

Chartrand, Rheanne, Gerald McMaster, Janet Catherine Berlo, Paul Chaat Smith, and Jeff Thomas. Revision(s). Ontario: McMaster University, 2019. page 118.


Possibly owned by Mrs. E. P. Green, Reseda, California; Mark Lansburgh, Santa Fe, New Mexico, by 1987; acquired by present collection through a partial gift and partial purchase, 2007.

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