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John Petre collection [graphic material]. 

Collection consists of



Place of creation


4 paintings : oil on canvas ; 91.5 x 64.5 cm (support).

Scope and content

Collection consists of four portraits by Dutch artist (working in England) John Verelst. Commissioned by Queen Anne, they depict four Haudenosaunee delegates, who travelled to London as ambassadors of the Five Nations Confederacy. They are: Tejonihokarawa (baptized Hendrick), named Tee Yee Neen Ho Ga Row, Emperor of the Six Nations; Onigoheriago (baptized John), named Ho Nee Yeath Taw No Row, King of the Generethgarich; Sagayenkwaraton (baptized Brant), named Sa Ga Yeath Qua Pieth Tow, King of the Maquas (Mohawk) and Etowaucum (baptized Nicholas), named Etow Oh Koam, King of the River Nation.

Graphic (art)
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Archival reference no.
Other accession no.
1977-035 PIC

Terms of use

Copyright expired.

Item-level descriptions in MINISIS-ICON database. 1977-35 (Electronic)

Additional name(s)

Additional information

For more information, consult: John G. Garratt The Four Indian Kings = Les quatres rois indiens (Public Archives of Canada, 1982).

Custodial history
Commissioned for the court of Queen Anne, the paintings appear to have passed from the Royal Collection into the Petre family of Kent sometime in the 1830s, and thence continued by family descent to the vendor.


Related control no.

1977-035 PIC