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Tejonihokarawa (baptized Hendrick). Named Tee Yee Neen Ho Ga Row, Emperor of the Six Nations  



Place of creation


1 painting : oil on canvas ; 91.5 x 64.5 (support).
Support: 64.500 x 91.500 cm
Platemark: cm
Inventory no.: op0129

Scope and content

Item consists of a portrait of Tejonihokarawa (baptized Hendrick) by John Verelst.

Graphic (art)
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Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-092415
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Graphic (art)
90: Open
from OP-0129/X1 to OP-0129/X2 Item no. assigned by LAC 4
90: Open
Other accession no.
1977-035 PIC

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, acc. no. 1977-35-4. Acquired with a special grant from the Canadian Government in 1977.
Copyright: Expired.
Restrictions on use: None

Additional name(s)

Additional information

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

Accompanying material note
aJuly 1977 - the work is in an 18th century period frame.

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Exhibitions note
Exhibition title: The Four Indian Kings. Curators: Martha E. Cooke, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1977.10.16 - 1977.11.20.
Exhibition title: People of the Great Peace. Curators: Albany Institute of Art and History, Albany, New York; 1981.10.30 - 1982.04.23.
Exhibition title: The Convenant Chain- Indian Ceremonial and Trade Silver and the Four Indian Kings. Curators: McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec; 1982.10.25 - 1983.03.20.
Exhibition title: The Painted Past. Curators: Staff of the National Archives, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1984.10.02 - 1984.10.31. Further venue: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Colombia;1987.04.10 - 1987.06.07.
Further venue: McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec; 1987.07.08 - 1988.01.03.
Further venue: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia; 1989.06.01 - 1989.07.11.
Exhibition Title: One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure. Curator: Ineke H. Tirion-Beijerink, Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands; 1995.10.01-1996.01.07.
Exhibition title: Between Worlds : Voyagers to Britain 1700-1850. Curators : National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom; 2007.03.08 - 2007.06.17.
Exhibition title: Four Indian Kings. Curators : Portrait Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives Canada; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; 2008.09.12 - 2009.01.25
Exhibition title: The "Four Indian Kings" : War and Diplomacy in 1710. Curator : Stéphane Roy, Portrait Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives Canada; Canadian Museum of Civilization 2010.06.10 - 2010.09.06.
Exhibition title: Crossing Paths: The "Four Indian Kings" and the work of Jeff Thomas and Shelley Niro. Curators : Stéphane Roy and Carolyn Cook, Portrait Gallery of Canada, Library and Archives Canada; Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford, Ontario 2010.10.08 - 2010.12.24.
Exhibition title: Rising to the Occasion: The Long 18th Century. Curators: Ihor Holubizky, McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario; 2011.09.02 - 2011.11.05.
Exhibition title: Les arts en Nouvelle-France. Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Québec, Québec; 2012.08.02 - 2013.04.28.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Signed. Dated.
Inscription: Inscribed recto: in brushpoint l.l. "Tee Yee Neen Ho Ga Row. / Emperor of the Six Nations - 1710.

aJuly 1977 - the painting received treatment in P.A.C. conservation section.

Subject heading

1. Indian.
2. SUBJ. - Natives : Portrait, Tee Yee Neen Ho Ga Row Emperor Of The Six Nations - 1710.
3. Aboriginal.
4. First Nations.


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