Post by neighbournorth on Oct 7, 2012 8:23:59 GMT -5
Good day from New Member residing in Quebec, Canada ! I am impressed by American-Tribes.com !^v^! and hope what follows will be of interest to many. Image below shows a vintage Verner pencil drawing of an Indian Chief with a strong presence, quite impressive at close range !. Recently I saw online a Van Briggle ceramic of an Indian Chief with inscription underneath: Cheyenne Chief TWO MOONS ... but after looking at pictures on present website, a lots of possibilities emerges !!! Could it be LITTLE CROW ?-). Frederick A. Verner has been commissioned by the Dominion of Canada to capture live for posterity some 12 Indian chiefs that were involved in the Qu'appelle Treaty in 1874. As a complement of information, Verner is known for his watercolours capturing Indians & buffalos in action, scenes from US & Canadian Plaines. Thanks for your help & kind regards to all, René
Post by neighbournorth on Mar 3, 2013 8:02:47 GMT -5
Hi! Sorry for months gone by without Smoke Signals ;-) Finally got some updates & other inquiries / tried to post pictures on AmericanTribe.com but not sure if I was successful ( so see large size pics on Etsy.com or send email if neither successful ) :
-one shows another Frederick Verner Indian pencil drawing ( signed VERNER ) ... picked up on the web,
-the other is a fascinating emotionally-charged Indian War Scene Watercolor with details reminescent of works by C Schreyvogel, P Rubens, ... but unsigned ( ? American Indians ? tribe ? territory, era ... all help on +ve identification Most Appreciated )
Back on FREDERICK VERNER, the artist traveled around the Great Lakes region many times around 1870, years when different treaties beside the Qu'Appelle were signed ..., the artist also took some pictures of Indians and back to his studio, he created his own compositions inspired by such pictures ... so now it appears that the Indian CHIEF with penetrating eyes drawn by Verner might also be a romanticized drawing evoking a Native North American CHIEF EYES' look !