Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 101

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(COMMERCE & EXPANSION.) Denis Dighton; lithographer. The North American Indian Warriors, from Lake Erie, of the Tribe of Seneca, who were in London in 1818. Hand-colored lithograph, 18 x 23 inches; cropped to just within border, repaired closed diagonal tear across image and other smaller repairs, moderate toning and foxing, laid down on tissue. [London: Francis Moser, 1819]

Additional Details

These seven men went to England as part of a travelling show managed by the firm of Storrs & Co. of Buffalo, NY. They were all Senecas from Buffalo Creek, and arrived in Liverpool in January 1818, and toured at least through may--one of the first such Indian shows to hit Europe. Pictured are: Beaver, I Like Her, Two Guns, Steep Rock, Black Squirrel, Long Horns, and Little Bear. See the Hampshire Telegraph, 4 May 1818; and "The Indian Show of Storrs & Co." in Publications of the Buffalo Historical Society IV (1896), pages 415-6. The artist was a favorite of the Prince of Wales and was best known for his views of the Waterloo battlefield.

One listed in OCLC, at Yale. Another uncolored copy held by the Six Nations Public Library in Ontario names the printer and date in pencil. One traced at auction, in 2015.