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Name King, Charles Bird
Born 09/26/1785
Birthplace Newport, RI
Places of residence Ohio
New York
London
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Virginia
Washington, DC
Titles & honors 1827 National Academy of Design, honorary Academician
Father Zebulon King
Mother Deborah Bird King
Nationality American
Education Edward Savage, New York
Benjamin West, London
Notes Portraitist to politicians
upon his death he bequeathed his collection of paintings, books and prints to the Redwood Library and Athenaeum
Occupation artist
Publications History of the Indian Tribes of North America (primary artist)
Relationships John Quincy Adams
John Calhoun
Henry Clay
James Monroe
Daniel Webster
Role Artist
Spouse none
Children none
Deceased 03/18/1862
Deceased where Washington, DC

Associated Records

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00811 - Lithograph

Choncape or Big Kansas, an Oto Chief; lithographic print of a portrait by Charles Bird King; publisher F.W. Greenough; "CHONO CA PE AN OTTOE CHIEF. PUBLISHED BY F.W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD'A. Drawn Printed & Coloured at I.T.Bowen's Lithographic Establishment No. 94 Walnut St. Entered according to act of Congress in theYear 1836 by F.W.Greenough in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn'a."

Image of 00813 - Lithograph

00813 - Lithograph

PUSHMATAHA, CHOCTAW WARRIOR; lithographic print of portrait by Charles Bird King

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00814 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of SEMINOLE CHIEF NEAMATHLA

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00815 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of the Charles Bird King portrait; subject: TINPOOCHEE BARNARD, UCHEE WARRIOR (USING YUCHI)

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00817 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of the Charles Bird King portrait; subject: FOX CHIEF POW-A-SHEEK

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00818 - Lithograph

lithographic print of the Charles Bird King portrait; subject: CREEK CHIEF OPOTHLE YOHOLO

Image of 00822 - Lithograph

00822 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of Charles Bird King portrait; subject: SENECA WAR CHIEF RED JACKET

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00824 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of an 1830 Charles Bird King portrait "MO-HON-GO AN OSAGE WOMAN. PUBLISHED BY F.W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD'A. Drawn, Printed, & Coloured at I.T.Bowen's Lithographic Establishment No. 94 Walnut St. Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1836 by F.W. Greenough in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn'a."

Image of 00825 - Lithograph

00825 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of a 1837 Charles Bird King portrait; subject: Wapella, Chief of the Musquakees

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00826.001 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of Charles Bird King portrait; subject: IOWA CHIEF MOANAHONGA Published by E.C. Biddle

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00827 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of 1837 Charles Bird King portrait; initials A.H. in lower right corner "NOT-CHI-MI-NE AN IOWAY CHIEF. PUBLISHED BY F.W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD'A. Drawn, Printed, & Coloured at I.T.Bowen's Lithographic Establishment No. 94 Walnut St. Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1836 by F.W. Greenough in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn'a."

Image of 00828 - Lithograph

00828 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of Charles Bird King portrait; subject: Cherokee Educator Sequoyah

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00831 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of a Charles Bird King portrait: "CHITEE YOHOLO A SEMINOLE CHIEF. PUBLISHED BY F.W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD'A. Drawn Printed & Coloured at I.T.Bowen's Lithographic Establishment No. 94 Walnut St. Entered according to act of Congress in theYear 1836 by F.W.Greenough in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn'a."

Image of 00833 - Lithograph

00833 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of Charles Bird King portrait: "KEE-SHES-WA, A FOX CHIEF. PUBLISHED BY F.W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD'A. Drawn Printed & Coloured at I.T.Bowen's Lithographic Establishment No. 94 Walnut St. Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1836 by F.W.Greenough in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn'a."

Image of 00834 - Lithograph

00834 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of Charles Bird King portrait; subject: SAC AND FOX CHIEF PASHEPAHAW

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00835 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of a 1837 Charles Bird King portrait; subject: IOWA CHIEF WATCHEMONNE

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00836 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of a Charles Bird King portrait; no publication information "RANT-CHE-WAI-ME FEMALE FLYING PIGEON."

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00837 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of a Charles Bird King portrait. "QUA-TA-WA-PEA A SHAWANOE CHIEF. PUBLISHED BY F.W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD'A Drawn Printed & Coloured at I.T.Bowen's Lithographic Establishment No. 94 Walnut St. Entered according to act of Congress in the Year 1838 by F.W. Greenough in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn'a.

Image of 00838 - Lithograph

00838 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of Charles Bird King portrait; subject: SHAWNEE CHIEF KISHKALWA

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00841 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of Charles Bird King portrait; subject: TSHUSICK An Ojibway Woman; lithographer initials A.H.

Image of 00842 - Lithograph

00842 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of Charles Bird King portrait; subject: Peah-Mus-Ka, Musquakee Chief

Image of 00872 - Lithograph

00872 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of a Charles Bird King portrait of OTOE HALF CHIEF CHONMONICHASE; lithographer initials A.H.

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00843 - Lithograph

Lithographic print, likely from James Otto Lewis portfolio, "Aboriginal Port-Folio." Published by Lehman & Duval in Philadelphia. Man wearing collared light blue shirt with flower-shaped button at neck, medal with bust of a man on a maroon ribbon around his neck, tan blanket over right arm, bow and arrows in right hand. "Lehman & Duval Lithrs. PE-SCHICK-EE A Celebrated Chippeway Chief Painted at the treaty of Prarie du Chien by J.O.Lewis."

Image of 00844 - Lithograph

00844 - Lithograph

Lithographic print, likely from James Otto Lewis portfolio, "Aboriginal Port-Folio." Published by Lehman & Duval in Philadelphia. "WAA-BIN-DE-BA or the WHITE HEADED EAGLE A Chippeway Chief Painted by J.O.Lewis" "#7" in lower right corner in pencil

Image of 00845 - Lithograph

00845 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of Charles Bird King portrait; subject: MASQUAKEE BRAVE TAIOMAH

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00846 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of 1837 Charles Bird King portrait of IOWA CHIEF NE-O-MON-NE

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00860 - Lithograph

Full body portrait of man wearing feathered headdress with red, blue, and brown feathers and bison horns, dark brown robe, feathered breastplate, blue long-sleeved tunic, black leggings with red and white garters. Holding green pipestem with brown pipe like a cane. "OKEE-MAAKEE-QUID A Chippeway Chief Philadelphia Published by E.C. Biddle Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1836 by E.C. Biddle in the Clerks office of the District Courth of the Eastern District of Pa."

Image of 00862 - Lithograph

00862 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of SIOUX GRAND CHIEF WANATA from portrait painted by James Otto Lewis (copied by Charles Bird King)

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00865 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of an 1825 Charles Bird King portrait "ESH-TA-HUM-LEAH, A SIOUX CHIEF. PUBLISHED BY F.W. GREENOUGH, PHILAD'A. Drawn Printed & Coloured at I.T.Bowen's Lithographic Establishment No. 94 Walnut St. Entered according to act of Congress in theYear 1836 by F.W.Greenough in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Penn'a."

Image of 00866 - Lithograph

00866 - Lithograph

Lithographic print of SIOUX CHIEF LITTLE CROW from portrait by Henry Inman (copied by Charles Bird King)