Artist won first prize at first Inter-Tribal Arts Exposition, New York, 1931. This is reported to be the first such show for Indian artists (informaton, initialed jce (Ewers) on original PL catalog card.
NAA MS 362,107
NAA INV 08820000
The subject (corn dance) was identified April 1, 1978, by sister of the artist, Santana Martinez. (information initialed wcs (Sturtevant) on original PL catalog card.
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian. Libraries) Search this
1 item (Watercolors (paintings); Works of art, 9 x 10.75 in. (art), 16.75 x 19 in. (frame))
1844 - 1907
Scope and Contents note:
Depicts a fully maned lion rearing indignantly as an ape, in formal dress, steps on the lion's tail, and tips his top hat.
Signed by Griset in lower left corner.
The collection is housed in the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, which is open to researchers Monday through Friday in the afternoons, from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.; morning visits are by appointment only. Please call (202) 633-1184 or email AskaLibrarian@si.edu for an appointment.
Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] volume V, Europe 1879-80; Grand Canyon of the Colorado; explorations in Mexico with Jackson and the Chains; Colorado with Powell and Langley, 1887