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Cachasunghia, Osage Warrior

Object Number: 
c. 1804-06
Charcoal with stumping, Conté crayon, and black and white chalk on pink prepared paper, nailed over canvas to a wooden strainer
Overall: 23 x 17 in. ( 58.4 x 43.2 cm )
inscription: lower left, graphite: "Cachasunghia/guerrier Osage" inscription: left: "Casachugia/osage warriors"
Inscribed along left edge vertically in graphite: "Casachungia Osage Warrior"; at lower left: "Cachasunghia / guerrier Osage"; at lower right: "Cachasunghia / guerrier Osage"
Gallery Label: 
The subject of this portrait was one of five Osage chiefs invited by President Jefferson to Washington in 1806. Saint-Mémin, a French engraver who came to America in 1793, executed portraits of the members of the delegation, which were published as engravings by Elias Dexter of New York.
Credit Line: 
Elizabeth DeMilt Fund
Artist's family; purchased from Elias Dexter of New York from the artist's descendants in Dijon through his agent James B. Robertson; deposited at N-YHS 1860; purchased 1861
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group