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The Three Cherokees, came over from the head of the River Savanna to London, 1762

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1982,U.3745

  • Title (object)

    • The Three Cherokees, came over from the head of the River Savanna to London, 1762
  • Description

    Three American Indians with decorated faces, wearing decorated tunics, leggings and cloaks, with peacock feathers in their hair, earrings, bracelets and collars from George III inscribed with the royal crest; the man to left holding a decorated cloth belt and holding a hand-axe, looking at the man in the centre who holds a pipe and gestures with his other hand to the man on the right; with their interpreter, a man in European dress, stands on the far left pointing at them and at a dog barking at his feet. 1762
    Etching and engraving

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1762 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 235 millimetres
    • Width: 300 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered at the base of the image with the title numbers and the first line of a key, which continues below the image: '1 Their Interpreter that was Poisoned. / 2 Outacite or Man-killer; who Sets up the War Whoop, as, (Woach Woach ha ha hoch Waoch) with his Wampum. / 3 Austenaco or King, a great Warrior who has his Calamet or Pipe, by taking a Whiff of which, is their most Sacred emblem of Peace. / 4 Uschesees ye Great Hunter; or Scalpper; as the Character of a Warrior depends on the Number of Scalps, he has them without Number:' and 'Sold in Mays Buildings Covent Garden, according to Act, byu G: Bickham.'.
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Cherokee Visit to England
      1762
    • Associated Event: Seven Years War
      1754-1763
  • Acquisition date

    1982

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1982,U.3745

Three American Indians with decorated faces, wearing decorated tunics, leggings and cloaks, with peacock feathers in their hair, earrings, bracelets and collars from George III inscribed with the royal crest; the man to left holding a decorated cloth belt and holding a hand-axe, looking at the man in the centre who holds a pipe and gestures with his other hand to the man on the right; with their interpreter, a man in European dress, stnaidn on the far left pointing at them and at a dog barking at his feet.  1762  Etching and engraving

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Three American Indians with decorated faces, wearing decorated tunics, leggings and cloaks, with peacock feathers in their hair, earrings, bracelets and collars from George III inscribed with the royal crest; the man to left holding a decorated cloth belt and holding a hand-axe, looking at the man in the centre who holds a pipe and gestures with his other hand to the man on the right; with their interpreter, a man in European dress, stnaidn on the far left pointing at them and at a dog barking at his feet. 1762 Etching and engraving

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