Portrait of the Seminole leader (ca. 1803-1838)

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Culture/People
Non-Indian
Artist/Maker
Captain John R. Vinton (J.R. Vinton/John Rogers Vinton), Non-Indian, 1801-1847
Subject
Osceola, Seminole, ca. 1803-1838
Possible owner
Brigadier General Joseph M. Hernandez, Non-Indian, 1792-1857
Colonel Brantz Mayer, Non-Indian, 1809-1879
Previous owner
Charles Mayer Van Kleeck, Non-Indian, 1870-1951
Mary Van Kleeck (Mary Abby Van Kleeck), Non-Indian, 1883-1972
Donor
Mary Van Kleeck (Mary Abby Van Kleeck), Non-Indian, 1883-1972
Object Name
Portrait of the Seminole leader (ca. 1803-1838)
Media/Materials
Paper, graphite, colored pencil
Techniques
Drawn
Dimensions
8 x 8.5 cm
Object Type
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place
Fort Mellon; Sanford; Seminole County; Florida; USA (inferred)
Date created
1837-1845
Collection History
Drawn from life in 1837 following Osceola's capture or copied by the artist between 1837 and 1845 and based on his 1837 portrait; attested to and possibly owned by Brigadier General Joseph M. Hernandez (1792-1857, U.S. Army, whose signature appears at the bottom); acquired by Colonel Brantz Mayer (1809-1879, a Baltimore, Maryland, lawyer and author) at an unknown date; transferred to his great-nephew Charles Mayer Van Kleeck (1870-1951) at an unknown date; inherited by Charles Van Kleeck's sister Mary Van Kleeck (1883-1972); donated to MAI by Miss Van Kleeck in 1951.
Catalog Number
26/2870
Barcode
262870.000
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Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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