M1878 | Aboriginal Chief, Chippewa, the Eclipse or Wabumagoging

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Aboriginal Chief, Chippewa, the Eclipse or Wabumagoging
Cornelius Krieghoff
1849, 19th century
Oil on wood
22.3 x 16.5 cm
Gift of Mr. David Ross McCord
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Cory WillmottPublished by Cory Willmott on 2014-01-02 15:19:55
Also see similar, but not identical painting by Kreighoff in the Art Gallery of Ontario Thompson Collection: "Chief Tanaghte, Delegate to Lord Elgin at Montreal, c.1849." Published in the Krieghoff exhibition catalogue by Dennis Reid (1999) and also in Russell Harper's book on Krieghoff (1979). From corroborating evidence it is now known for sure this is a portrait of Chief Nebenagoching, the Crane Doodem leader from Sault Ste. Marie.
Cory WillmottPublished by Cory Willmott on 2011-01-23 17:51:06
Although the title of the painting is correct, this actually depicts Chief Nebenagoching of Batchewana Bay, who accompanied Chief Shingwaukonse of Garden River to Montreal in 1849, where they also had their photograph taken, and an engraving in the London Illustrated News (Sept. 15th, 1849) in the same outfits. Both of these illustrations can be seen in Janet Chute (1998) The Legacy of Shingwaukonse. A companion painting of Shingwaukonse by Krieghoff is in a private collection.

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