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Object Name Painting
Title Treaty of Wautauga
Catalog Number 1923.37
Creator White, Thomas Gilbert
Date 1908
Material(s) Watercolor, gouche, and charcoal on tissue and canvas
Dimensions H-94.5 W-49.625 D-2 inches
Description This preliminary sketch/study is captioned "Study for Boone/'Treaty of Wautauga'/Kentucky State Capitol/Frankfort, KY/T. Gilbert White." It shows the central figure of Daniel Boone dressed in buckskins and holding a rifle. There is an unknown man in a cocked hat along with a cloaked Richard Henderson. In front of him is an unknown man in frontier garb. On the right side of the image is Oconostota, chief of the Cherokees. His right arm is extended and he is pointing at Boone and his companions. Oconostota is wearing a breechcloth and his head is shaved except for a braid falling from the top of his head. Behind him sitting on the ground are several other Native Americans.
Notes The artist, noted expatriate, Gilbert T. White, was born in 1877 and died in Paris, France in 1939. His paintings are found in many buildings (murals at the Department of Agriculture in DC) and museums both in America and in Europe. Painted two studies for lunettes (murals) in the New Capitol, Frankfort, KY, which were completed in 1910.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People White, T. Gilbert
White, Gilbert
Subjects Pioneer life
Capitol buildings
Native Americans
Native peoples
Search Terms Capitol
Capitol building
New Capitol
New Capitol Building
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS