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Ne-Sou-A-Quoit was a Fox Chief, and one of many Native Americans who sat for the renown painter, Charles Bird King (1785-1862). Bird’s painting was translated into a colored lithograph by Albert Newsam (1809-1864), for the lithographers, Lehman & Duval (1834-1837). The caption that can be seen immediately below the portrait reads as follows: “Painted by C. B. King. On stone by A. Newsam. Lehman & Duval, Lithographers. Ne-Sou-A-Quoit. A Fox Chief. Philadelphia, Published by E. C. Biddle. Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1837 by E. C. Biddle in the Clerks office of the District of Columbia of the Easter District of Pa.”

See “History of the Indian Tribes of North America” (1836-1844), by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall, with the plate of Ne-Sou-A-Quoit facing page 155.

The print (or sheet) measures approximately 20 by 14 inches; the mat window, 16 1/2 by 13 inches; the frame measures 25 1/2 by 21 1/2 inches.

Aside from some light foxing the print is in good condition.