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Mo-hong-go, (painting)

Artist:
Inman
King (copy after)
Subject:
Mo Hong Go
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
After original at Washington.
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 26
Mo-hong-go--An Osage Woman. One of a party of seven, her husband of the number, who were decoyed to France and other pArts of Europe, by promises of gain, &c. After being exhibited in various places, the seducer of the party becoming involved, was imprisoned in France, leaving his charge to the mercy of the French people, when La Fayette generously stepped forward and furnished them the means of relief, and a passage home. They arrived at Norfolk. On the passage the small pox broke out among them, three or four died, of the number was Mo-hon-go's husband. The survivors were brought to Washington and placed in the charge of the Indian Department. They were supplied with clothing, &c. And the ways and means to reach their home, where they arrived in safety. A slight inspection of the countenance of Mohongo will shew what an effect a sight of the civilized and stirring world had in awakening, and giving action to her intellect. The eyes of Indian women and of most of the men, are small, half closed, and are always smaller than the eyes of white people. An intellectual expression is visible in Mo-hong-go. [P. 7.]
Catalogue of One Hundred and Fifteen Indian Portraits, representing eighteen different tribes, accompanied by a few brief remarks on the character, &c. of most of them. Price 12 1/2 cents.
Topic:
Portrait female
Ethnic--Osage
Control number:
AECI 04480026
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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