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Portrait of Tommy Jemmy


Description
Creator:
William John Wilgus, Artist
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Paintings
Description:
Image of Painting (oil on canvas) of Tommy Jemmy (Soo-non-gize, or Long Horns)a Seneca Chief. Noted for killing a Seneca Woman (Kau-qua-tau) for witchcraft and the large court proceeding and trial that followed. Tommy Jemmy lived at Buffalo Creek where he served his community as an elder and chief. Buffalo-born artist William John Wilgus (1819-1853) painted several portraits of Western New York Indians. This 1849 portrait is considered an epitome of its genre, but in 2005 its whereabouts were unknown until found in a private collection.
Date of Original:
1849
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 757
Image Height: 876
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Jemmy, Tommy
Local identifier:
SNPL000033v00i
Collection:
Six Nations Legacy Consortium Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • New York, United States
    Latitude: 42.87089 Longitude: -78.78725
Donor:
Six Nations Legacy Consortium
Creative Commons licence:
by-nc-nd [more details]
Copyright Statement:
Protected by copyright: Uses are subject to the terms of a contract. Contact the repository for further information. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
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Portrait of Tommy Jemmy


Image of Painting (oil on canvas) of Tommy Jemmy (Soo-non-gize, or Long Horns)a Seneca Chief. Noted for killing a Seneca Woman (Kau-qua-tau) for witchcraft and the large court proceeding and trial that followed. Tommy Jemmy lived at Buffalo Creek where he served his community as an elder and chief. Buffalo-born artist William John Wilgus (1819-1853) painted several portraits of Western New York Indians. This 1849 portrait is considered an epitome of its genre, but in 2005 its whereabouts were unknown until found in a private collection.