Julian Scott (American, 1846-1901) "Sa-mi-wi-ki, Chief of the Antelope"

Julian Scott (American, 1846-1901) "Sa-mi-wi-ki, Chief of  the Antelope"

Hammer Price w/ BP

$1,770

Lot #: 30
Julian Scott (American, 1846-1901) "Sa-mi-wi-ki, Chief of the Antelope"
Watercolor. 1893. Part of a series, "Snake Dance" No. 4. From the ELEVENTH CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES (1890 Census). Robert P. Porter, Superintendent. Porter served as Superintendent of Census from 1889 until his resignation in 1893. This published report consisted of 15 volumes along with a statistical atlas, reports on social and vital statistics and an Extra Census Bulletin: "Report on Indians Taxed and Indians Not Taxed". Julian Scott (1846-1901) was one of a group of eleven artists commissioned by the Federal government to illustrate this bulletin. The resulting document was considered the most thorough study to date on Native American life. Scott did three quarters of the illustrations in the census report.
13 1/2"x 9 1/2"
Provenance
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. E.K. Burnett, 1955. The estate of Dr.  Frederick J. Dockstader, New York, New York. 
Condition
Slight toning.
Auction Date
Jun 17, 2020

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