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Title [Lithographs of Osage Indians visiting Paris in 1827] [graphic]
Artist Boilly, Louis (1761-1845)
Document Type Art
Description (For all of Ayer Art Boilly): Two lithograph prints from 1827 by Louis Boilly of Osage Indians on a visit to Paris in August 1827. The smaller print, with caption title "Osage: peuplade sauvage de l’Amerique Septentrionale, dans l’Etat de Missouri, arrives a Paria le 13 aout 1827. No. 89", and signed "L. Boilly 1827", is a lithographic portrait - hand-colored in red, blue, grey, yellow, brown, and black - of three Missouri Osage Indians, Minckchatahooh, Grétomih, and Kishagashugah, who arrived in Paris August 13, 1827. Kishagashugah or Little Chief (age 28), Minckchatahooh or Little Soldier (age 22), and Grétomih (age 18 and cousin to Kishagashugah’s wife) had arrived in France July 27 from New Orleans as part of a party of six Osage Indians accompanied by the interpreter Paul Loise, the son of a French father and an Osage mother. The larger print, entitled "Les Indiens de la tribu des Osages, arrivant en fiacre à Paris", shows a group of six Osage Indians - the four men in native costume, the two women wearing long-sleeved striped dresses - leaning from the window of a coach.
Names Kishagashugah (b.c.1789); Minckchatahooh (b.c. 1805)
Places Paris, France
Keywords portrait, lithography, art, women, dress
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
Language French
Additional Information Contains: Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845. Osages: peuplade sauvage de l’Amerique Septentrionale dans l’Etat de Missouri. 1827. Boilly, Louis, 1761-1845. Indiens de la tribu Osages arrivant en fiacre à Paris. 1827.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference Ayer Art Boilly
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue