Unidentified Chief of the Little Osage ("Soldat du Chêne" ["Soldier of the Oak"?])

Object Number: 
1954.101
Date: 
1807
Medium: 
Watercolor, gouache, black ink, and graphite on paper, mounted on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 6 3/8 in. ( 18.4 x 16.2 cm )
Marks: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in black ink: "St. Memin fecit."; verso of old mount inscribed at upper center in brown ink: "Ozage"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in black ink: "St. Memin fecit."; verso of old mount inscribed at upper center in brown ink: "Ozage"
Credit Line: 
Abbott Fund, with the help of Forsythe Wicks, John E. Parsons, and Edmund Astley Prentis
Provenance: 
Sir Augustus John Foster, Washington D.C.; descent through Foster's family; Sotheby's, London, 1826; Godspeed's Bookshop, Boston, 1927; Mr. And Mrs. Luke Vincent Lockwood, Greenwich, Conn.; Sold Parke-Bernet Gallery, Luke Vincent Lockwood Sale, item #439, May 13-15, 1954
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group