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TCHA ID Number1-15(13)
Purdue ID NumberGWb1f15i14
TitleLetter, , 1858 Jan. 8, Lafayette, to Judge W. Pettit
CreatorWinter, George, 1810-1876
ContributorsPettit, W.
DescriptionHandwritten letter (copy) From: George Winter, Lafayette, January 8, 1858 To: Judge W. Pettit (member of Congress) ALS, 6 p. (two sheets, folded)
Description ContinuedRefers to his own letter of January 4 in which he reported on the distribution of his paintings; Pettit is on the Congressional committee commissioning artists to decorate the addition to the Capitol. Details some of his earlier work, including his council painting and the events around his attempt to have a large version commissioned by the Indian bureau; circumstances of the painting of Bishop Brute's sermon. G.W.'s Indian paintings are unique in being authentic, based on his own acquaintance with Indians, which few artists have (and they misrepresent them). He would like to fully depict these scenes, which would otherwise be lost, and which would truly represent his abilities. It would be sad if circumstances would not allow him to reveal his true powers. Good subjects include Brute's sermon (including, likenesses of signers of the treaty of 1836, whom he sketched in 1837; Pottawattamis playing moccasin at Lake Kee-waw-knay, their departure from Indiana; landscape of Lake Kee-waw-knay. Indian subjects are of national and historical interest and their lifestyle is becoming rare and should be documented. Hope Pettit will use his influence to commission work from him for the Capitol; could offer a sample painting.
SubjectsWinter, George, 1810-1876--Correspondence
RepositoryTippecanoe County Historical Association
RightsImages in the George Winter Collection should not be used without written permission from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. To obtain reproduction rights and prices, contact the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, http://www.tcha.mus.in.us
Date of Original1858-01-08
Extent of Original6 p. ; 26 cm.
CollectionGeorge Winter Collection
Date Digitized7/25/2006
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000XL Photo Scanner
Capture DetailsSilverfast 6.4.1 r8c by Lazersoft
Resolution300 ppi
Color Depth24 bit
Color ManagementMonaco EZcolor using an IT8 target
URI ark:/34231/c6ws8r5v