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Place of creation

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1 painting : watercolour and gouache, with touches of varnish on ivory ; 9.2 x 7.3 cm (image, oval), 14.5 x 12.5 cm (framed, rectangle).
Support: 7.300 x 9.200 cm (oval)
Inventory no.: min070

Scope and content

Colour transparency: recto in frame.
Teyoninhokarawen (ca. 1760-1823) was born John Norton in Salen, Scotland, of Scottish and Cherokee parentage. Military rcords show he went to Canada, and after discharge from the army in 1788 went to live with the Grand River Mohawk Indians, later becoming the adopted nephew of Joseph Brant. His portrait was painted by Mary Ann Knight, an accomplished English miniaturist. It was painted during Norton's visit to England when he acted as an emissary for the Grand River Mohawks, and and it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1805.

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Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-123832
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Copy negative C-123841
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MIN-070 Item no. assigned by LAC 1
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Other accession no.
1984-119 PIC

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1984-119-1
Copyright: Expired

Additional information

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Exhibitions note
Exhibition title: A Place in History. Curators: Art Section, Documentary Art and Photography Division, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1990.10.31-1991.03.31.
Exhibition title: Small Wonders: A National Archives of Canada Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures; Exhibition of Reproductions. Curators: Martha Marleau, National Archives of Canada, cat. no.: 9a. Further venue: National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario: 1995.02.13-1995.06.26.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Signed. Dated.
Inscription: Inscribed in pen and brown ink, verso on second backing paper: Teyoninhokarawen / Mohawk Chief / Major Norton / painted 1805 (partial)

Subject heading

Norton, John, d. ca. 1826.


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