Arthur Schott Original Color Lithograph Indian Chief Toro Mucho U.S. Mexican Border Survey 1859 in Tan Archival Mat


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Title: Toro Mucho *Chief of a Band of Kioways)
Artist: Arthur Schott - German - (1814-1875)
Technique: Original lithograph printed in color, not colored by hand.
Signature: Identified under the image.
Date Published: 1859
Edition: Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, first edition commissioned by the U.S. Congress.
Dimensions: Sheet size - 8-3/8 x 11-1/4 inches, Image size - 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches, Mat size - 11 x 14 inches.
Condition: Very Good condition some light foxing spots and a small piece missing from the upper left corner margin. Strong, unfaded colors.
References: Pages 87-88, Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey (1859) by Major William H. Emory.
Rebert, Paula, "Views of the Borderlands: The Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, 1857-1859," Terrae Incognitae, Vol. 37, 2005, pp. 75-90.
Printing: A strong impression with bright colors expertly printed in color on heavy off-white wove paper by Sarony, Major & Knapp of New York.
Presentation: Hinged in an 11 x 14 solid core light tan archival mat using archival materials. Blank on the back, not laid down. Ships in a plastic archival sleeve. It can be safely stored in the mat or placed in a standard frame.
Description: Toro Mucho was one of several Indians encountered by the Emory expedition party and drawn by Arthur Schott during their travels through what is now Texas and Arizona. Schott was a very competent artist, and works like this one are very collectable today. In the text, Emory described the Kiowa chief. "Mucho Toro paid me a visit in full dress," he wrote "on which occasion he displayed great humility, exhibiting conspicuously on his person an immense silver cross, which he stated had been given him by the Bishop of Durango when he was converted to Christianity. He had, no doubt robbed some church of it."

This antique print is in an archival mat and ready to go into a standard 11 x 14 frame.

Artist Biography (from the Texas Historical Society website)
On this day in 1875, scientist, artist, and musician Arthur Schott died in Washington, D. C. Schott, a true Renaissance man, was born in Stuttgart, Württemberg, in 1814. He made significant contributions to Texas as a "special scientific collector" for the United States Boundary Commission beginning in late 1851. Schott worked under William H. Emory in surveying the border between Texas and Mexico. He made notes regarding the animals, plants, and geology of the Texas Rio Grande valley, and he collected botanical, zoological, and geological specimens. In addition to his skills as a naturalist, geologist, and engineer, Schott was also a talented musician, poet, and artist. His drawings published in Emory’s report included illustrations of the Military Plaza in San Antonio and Lipan Apache and Kiowa Indians.

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