Major John Norton, Teyoninhokarawen, the Mohawk Chief
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Major John Norton, Teyoninhokarawen, the Mohawk ChiefHierarchical level:ItemDate:1805Reference:Box number: MIN-070Type of material:ArtFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:2836984
Record Information – DetailsDate(s):1805Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:1 painting : watercolour and gouache, with touches of varnish on ivory ; 9.2 x 7.3 cm (image, oval), 14.5 x 12.5 cm (framed, rectangle).
Support 9.200 x 7.300 cmLanguage of material:no languageScope and content:Colour transparency: recto in frame., Teyoninhokarawen (ca. 1760-1823) was born John Norton in Salen, Scotland, of Scottish and Cherokee parentage. Military rcords show he went to Canada, and after discharge from the army in 1788 went to live with the Grand River Mohawk Indians, later becoming the adopted nephew of Joseph Brant. His portrait was painted by Mary Ann Knight, an accomplished English miniaturist. It was painted during Norton's visit to England when he acted as an emissary for the Grand River Mohawks, and and it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1805.Additional name(s):Additional information:Availability of other formats note:Colour transparency availableExhibitions note:Exhibition Title: A Place in History - Twenty Years of Acquiring Paintings, Drawings and Prints. Curator: Jim Burant, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1990.10.30-1991.03.31, Exhibition title: Small Wonders: A National Archives of Canada Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures; Exhibition of Reproductions. Curators: Martha Marleau, National Archives of Canada, cat. no.: 9a. Further venue: National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario: 1995.02.13-1995.06.26., Exhibition title: I Know You by Heart: Portrait Miniatures / Je vous connais par coeur : portraits en miniature. Curator: Johanna Mizgala. Library and Archives Canada Exhibition. New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, New Brunswick; 2012.09.20 - 2012.12.31., Further venue: Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; 2013.03.22 -2013.06.02.Signatures and inscriptions note:Inscribed. Signed. Dated., Inscription: Inscribed in pen and brown ink, verso on second backing paper: Teyoninhokarawen / Mohawk Chief / Major Norton / painted 1805 (partial)Source:Private
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