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Chateauguai
Date: c. 1800
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Medium: Graphite on paper inlaid into a larger sheet
Dimensions: Overall: 5 x 3 5/8 in. ( 12.7 x 9.2 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Place made: St. Vincent
Description: Carib chief for St. Vincent
Credit Line: Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr.
Object Number: 1912.17
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Marks: Inscribed: at bottom: "Chateauguai/Carib Chief, Leader of/the insurrection in the Island/of St. Vincents"
Inscribed: Inscribed below oval border in graphite: "Chateauguai / Carib Chief, Leader of / the insurrection in the Island/ of St. Vincents" (partially trimmed)

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Chateauguai, a chief of the Caribs, the native inhabitants of the island of St. Vincent in the West Indies, was one of the leaders of an unsuccessful revolt against British colonial forces that took place in 1795. This portrait was made while the artist was visiting the island where his uncle, Alexander Anderson (d. 1811), was director of the Botanic Gardens.