Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 102

Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(COMMERCE & EXPANSION.) Lehman & Duval; after J.O. Lewis. A pair of portrait plates from the first edition of the Aboriginal Portfolio. Pair of hand-colored lithographs, 16 x 11 1/2 inches; each toned and laid down on early board. Philadelphia, [1836]

Additional Details

Full-length standing portraits of "Kee-O-Kuck, or The Watching Fox, the Present Chief of the Sauk Tribe and Successor to Black Hawk" and "Nabu-Naa-Kee-Shick, or The One Side of the Sky, a Chippewa Chief." Keokuk, one of the great American Indian leaders of his era, was painted by James Otto Lewis in Wisconsin during negotiations for the First Treaty of Prairie du Chien in 1825. "First attempt made in the United States at a large scale work devoted to the American Indian"--Reese, Nineteenth Century American Color Plate Books, 23.