Pair of Original Hand Colored McKenney & Hall Lithographs of American Indians

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Pair of folio size original hand colored lithographs of American Indians, created by Thomas McKenney and James Hall based on oil paintings by Charles Bird King(1785-1862) for their three volume set ''History of the Indian Tribes of North America'' (1837-44). The full body portrait of the Chippeway Chief, Okee-Makee-Quid, depicts him wearing a multi colored headdress and a blue tunic over black leggings:, with face mask resting on his chest, and holding a staff in one hand and a pipe in the other. The half-length portrait of the Shawnee Chief, Qua-Ta-Wa-Pea (or Col. Lewis, as he liked to be called) shows him in red hat, and grey-green cape over waistcoat, and sporting a medal on his chest. The pair of prints is in overall good condition, with minor foxing, and very small creases to the paper. The reverse side printing is faintly visible through the paper, as is expected in this first edition. Measures: Frame size: 28 H x 21 W; sight size: 18 H x 12 W.

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