Four Portraits of North American Indians; verso: sketch of brave riding a horse and shooting a bow and arrow

Object Number: 
1941.1209
Date: 
1859
Medium: 
Oil on gray marbleized prepared heavy textured paper
Dimensions: 
Sheet: 14 × 19 in. (35.6 × 48.3 cm) Mat: 19 1/2 × 24 3/4 in. (49.5 × 62.9 cm)
Marks: 
Signed: at lower right: "A. Bierstadt."
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right in oil: "ABierstadt"; sitters identified from left to right: "Pangwetiekig[?] / Fish Enler [?]"; "Kaniac"; "Barbage"
Description: 
Half figures
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot
Provenance: 
Cornelius Michaelson, New York City; Rains Galleries, NYC, 1935; Adelaide Milton de Groot Collection, NYC
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group