After Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin (1770–1852)
Watercolor and black chalk on off-white wove paper
8 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. (21 x 15.9 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1942
Not on view
This portrait is a copy after Charles Balthazar Julien Févret de Saint-Mémin’s "Chief of the Little Osages" (1804–7; New-York Historical Society). Svinin reproduced the details of the sitter’s beaded wampum ear-drops, silver ear rim bands, shaved scalp, and dyed lock of hair while adding a nose ring and intricate facial tattooing.