Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Pieter Schenck, engraver; after Faber. Sa Ga Yean Qua Rash Tow, Coning Vande Maquas alias Coning Brant. Mezzotint engraving, 8 x 6 inches; laid down on paper and laid into a paper mat, lacking an inch of lower right corner with slight loss of caption text, also 1/4 inch of upper left corner, 2 other repaired tears, cropped to image. [Netherlands, circa 1710s]

Additional Details

A portrait of the Mohawk Iroquois chief Sa Ga Yean Qua Rash Tow or Peter Brant who made a diplomatic visit to London as one of the "Four Indian Kings" in 1710. He died shortly after returning to America. His grandson was the stepfather of the important Mohawk leader Joseph Brant (1743-1807). The source image for this mezzotint was a 1710 engraving "done from life" by John Faber of London. In this Dutch rendering, he is renamed Coning Brant, Dutch for "King Brant."