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Portrait drawings -- 1880-1930

 Subject
Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms

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E. A. Burbank Indian Portraits, Drawings

 Collection
Identifier: Oversize-Ayer-Art-Burbank.Drawings
Abstract Collection of over 1200 red and brown conté crayon on paper portraits of assorted American Indian subjects drawn during E. A. Burbank’s extensive travel to American Indian communities throughout the American Southwest, West, and Northwest. Commissioned to paint a portrait of Chief Geronimo by his maternal uncle, Edward E. Ayer, the Newberry benefactor and president of the Field Columbian Museum, Burbank embarked in 1897 on what would turn out to be a decades-long, quixotic quest to “paint every...
Dates: approximately 1897-1914