(0211) Head of Tommo

Head of Tommo
FES Title: Head of Tommo
Alternate Titles: Esqimaux Breed
Date: 01/1904
Size: 4.75″H x 5.25″W
Medium: oil-crayon-paper
Type: portrait
Inscription: lm: Frank E. Schoonover
Exhibitions: 1911 PAFA
Comments: TP 3/31/06; index; edit
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Commentary: “Then with Tommo’s consent, I set about making a sketch. From the outside, the Indians peeped into the tent, crowding about and watching me as I worked. When I finished the drawing, I presented the woman (Tommo’s wife) with the likeness of her chief: she took it, looked at it, shrieked and laughed, and shrieked and shrieked again.” (trip diary) The size given is the view. See #194 for further commentary.


Provenance: Lockwood Family Collection, Cincinnati, Ohio; Connie Lockwood Collection and Schoonover Studios, Ltd.

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