Sunday, March 17, 2013
Born in Canada in 1856 to a French father and a Blackfoot mother; Dominic Plante was better known as Chief Thundercloud.
Western artist Frederick Remington used Thundercloud as a model for a series of illustrations of the Blackfoot and Crow Nation.
A series of photo postcards was also produced.
I found these two online:
I am proud to own this one:
Other Thundercloud depictions:
|(From the National Portrait Gallery-Smithsonian Institute)|
Artist F.C. Stahr in 1899.
|This original etching is listed on Ebay right now for $5,250-LINK|
Engravers never name a specific model for their work unless it's a president. Engravers always claim it's a composite of several different people or simply a generic image that graces our coins.
Does that profile look familiar?
PART 2 TO FOLLOW
Posted by PTK at 12:40 AM