The Last of His Tribe (Indian Hunter with Bow)

Ann Elisabeth L. Hobbs, American, 1828 - 1886, after George Loring Brown, American, 1814 - 1889, after George B. Ellis, American, active about 1821 - 1838

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about 1845-1850

Pastel on marble-dusted drawing board

Sheet: 17 1/4 × 20 5/8 in. (43.8 × 52.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

D.961.7

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

19th century

Object Name

Drawing

Classification

Drawing

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in graphite, on reverse (probably not artist's hand): Drawn by / Miss Anna Elizabeth [sic] Lancaster [sic] Hobbs / East Sanbornton / N. H.

Exhibition History

Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 29, 2005; Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 24-September 11, 2005; National Academy Museum, New York City, New York, October 20-December 31, 2005.

Images of the West: Selections from the Permanent Collection, MALS 190, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 15-August 28, 1994.

Hail, Holy Land: The Idea of America, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, no. 6 (as "Indian Hunter with Bow"), June 27-September 7, 1980.

By Good Hands: New Hampshire Folk Art, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire; University Art Galleries, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire; Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, no. 90 (as Indian Hunter with Bow), June 23, 1989-May 20, 1990.

American Folk Art at the Hood Museum of Art (a thematic partial permanent gallery installation); Israel Sack Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, July 16, 2015.

Publication History

Robert M. Doty, By Good Hands: New Hampshire Folk Art, Hanover and London: The Currier Gallery of Art and the University Art Galleries, University of New Hampshire, 1990, no. 90.

Robert L. McGrath and Members of the American Art course (Art 50), Hail, Holy Land: The Idea of America, Spring 1980, p. 32-34, no. 6.

Patricia Harris, Art of the State of New Hampshire, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2000, 96 p., ill.

Jeff Binder, New Hampshire, Compass American Guides, 1st edition, New York, NY: Fodor's Travel Publications / Random House, Inc., 2002, 300 pp., ill. p. 91.

Barbara J. MacAdam, Marks of Distinction: Two Hundred Years of American Drawings and Watercolors from the Hood Museum of Art, Manchester, Vermont: Hudson Hills Press, 2005, pp. 20, 72, 252-253, ill. p. 73, no. 10.

Provenance

Raymond G. Clifton (1895-1968), Pine Cupboard Antique Shop, Franklin, New Hampshire; sold to present collection, 1961.

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