• Creator
  • Tilesius von Tilenau, Wilhelm Gottlief (1769-1857), German, artist (attributed to) Langsdorff, Georg Heinrich von (1773-), German, artist
  • Created Date
  • [between 1803 and 1807]
  • Publisher
  • Bancroft Library
  • Description
  • Six Indians with elaborately painted and tattooed bodies, wearing costumes and headdresses, dance in clearing near river. Possibly the earliest known view of Mission Indians in native costumes at Mission San Jose, California. Supplied title. Handwritten title (LC): Ein Tanz der Indianer in der Mission in St. Jose in Neu-Californien. Signature (LR): Dessiné par G. de Langsdorff. Handwritten (UR): XIII. Attribution to Tilesius von Tilenau based ... more
    Six Indians with elaborately painted and tattooed bodies, wearing costumes and headdresses, dance in clearing near river. Possibly the earliest known view of Mission Indians in native costumes at Mission San Jose, California. Supplied title. Handwritten title (LC): Ein Tanz der Indianer in der Mission in St. Jose in Neu-Californien. Signature (LR): Dessiné par G. de Langsdorff. Handwritten (UR): XIII. Attribution to Tilesius von Tilenau based on Van Nostrand's California Pictorial. Ref. note: Langsdorff--German ed., Vol. II, Plate 10; text, p. 43; English edition, Vol. II, Plate 2; text, p. 48. Inscriptions in German. less
  • Format
  • Drawing on paper: ink, wash, and gouache 22.4 x 28.2 cm.
  • Rights
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