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Trial of Red Jacket, (painting)

Artist:
Stanley, J. M.
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 102 (Sale info: For Sale).
Trial of Red Jacket, the last Sachem of the six nations. . . . In 1802, or thereabouts, Corn Planter was Chief of the Seneca Indians, and as such had ceded to the whites large tracts of lands, which was the means of much dissatisfaction to several of his tribe, including Red Jacket, . . . Red Jacket, by his eloquence and influence, so opposed the course of Corn Planter that the latter became alarmed, and with that cunning peculiar to the Indian, laid a deep conspiracy to dispose of Red Jacket. . . . Corn Planter got his prophet to make a direct charge of necromancy against the former, and the scene of his trial upon that charge is the subject of the picture. The point selected is just at the moment that Red Jacket, rising to the full power of his magic eloquence, hurls back upon Corn Planter the charge of which he was the instigator. Prominent as the center figure stands Red Jacket, the grand old forest trees forming a background that heightens the scene, throwing all into a beautiful arrangement of light and shade, . . . Surrounding him is the tribe in council, with Corn Planter to the right, and the accusing prophet to the left, the latter, overwhelmed by the eloquence of Red Jacket, and a consciousness of his own baseness and treachery, half-turning as if to hurry from the scene . . . . [P. 12.]
Catalogue of the Fifth Annual Exhibition of the Chicago Academy of Design. Organized, November, 1866. 1871. 66 Adams Street. Annual Family Tickets, $10. Single Admission, 25 cts. Catalogues, 15 cents. The Lakeside Press, Chicago.
Topic:
Ethnic
History--United States--Westward Expansion
Western
State of Being--Phenomenon--Occult
Occupation--Farm
Figure(s) In Exterior--Frontier
Control number:
AECI 01230101
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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