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Image: Nick Prokopeoff, Aleut Indian, Born Attu Island, Alaska, 1873

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Nick Prokopeoff, Aleut Indian, Born Attu Island, Alaska, 1873

20th century

William Langdon Kihn, American, (1898–1957)

Object Type: drawing
Medium and Support: Graphite and conte pencil drawing on wove paper
Marks: Signed in conte, lower right W. Langdon Kihn 7/4/42; inscribed beneath image: Nick Prokopeoff/ Aleut Indian/ Born Attu Is. Alaska 1873
Marks: Watermark: No watermark
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: Edward Lyman Bill and Raymond Bill
Bibliography: The Edward Lyman Bill Collection of Indian Portraits and Landscapes of the Western United States by W. Langdon Kihn [catalog for exhibition June 20 – July 6, 1957] (Old Lyme, CT: Florence Griswold House, 1957), cat. no. 36.
Credit Line: Gift of the Bill family, 1959
Accession Number: 1959.46.36

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  • Alaska - TGN 7006450
  • Native Alaskans
  • Northwestern United States - TGN 4011498 (general region): Typically refers to the states of Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. It may also include some of northern California.
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m

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