Hand carved and painted portrait of Chief Red Owl. Unique highly decorative portrait of Chief "red Owl" on board, measuring 15.75" x 23.25" (by sight), handsome modern gold gilt wooden framed to an overall size of 20" x 20.5". Artist signed, "A.C. Scarles, 08" at lower right. Chief Red Owl (Hehan Duta, 1813-1861). On August 10, 1860, Joseph Renshaul Brown, wrote to Captain G.A. DeRussy concerning, Chief Red Owl, or the "Man who paints himself red." Handsomely painted on board in what appears to be tempera paint, this image is taken after a Rapheal Tuck & Sons original postcard. Tuck had his Series #2171 featuring Native American Indian Chiefs which he produced in the early 20th Century. The wooden board displays a number of decorative added etched Native American motifs including peace pipes, tomahawks, and bows & arrows. This image shows Chief Red Owl in chest up pose, wearing his full headdress in vibrant colors of blue, red, black and white with a lovely, exquisitely surrounded with an impressive hand-carved tile style pattern.
PERIOD: First quarter 20th Century
ORIGIN: United States
SIZE: 16"x23"; 20" x 28"