Pochoir Print from Native American Painting of a Turkey

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Unidentified Artist
  • Category: Prints
  • Origin: Anglo-Euro (non-Native) American
  • Medium: Print
  • Size:
    13-⅞” x 17-⅞” viewable,
    15” x 20” paper (estimate);
    22-⅛” x 26-⅛” framed
  • Item # C4229
  • Price: $450.00

The image is titled “Turkey” and signed Encarnacion Peña. This plate #8 is listed in the index of images as the work of Romando Vigil, however, the image is signed with the name Encarnacion Peña.  The image does not at all look like the work of Encarnacion Peña but does more closely resemble the work of Romando Vigil.  I have no explanation for why it is signed with Peña’s name.This Pochoir print comes from a portfolio of 50 images published in Nice, France in 1932 from original paintings provided from artists of San Ildefonso and Zia Pueblos.  This is plate #8 of the portfolio. The image is titled “Turkey” and signed Encarnacion Peña.

Between 1929 and 1952, C. Szwedzicki, a publisher in Nice, France, produced six portfolios of North American Indian art. American scholars Oscar Brousse Jacobson, Hartley Burr Alexander and Kenneth Milton Chapman edited the publications. Many of the images were published as Pochoir prints which are similar in appearance to silkscreen prints. These works represent original art by 20th-century American Indian artists.  One of the six portfolios was "Pueblo Indian Painting: 50 Reproductions of Watercolor Paintings by Indian Artists of the New Mexican Pueblos of San Ildefonso and Sia."  That portfolio was published in 1932.

The artists featured in the 50 plates of the portfolio are Julian Martinez, José Encarnacion Peña, Abel Sanchez, Romando Vigil, Louis Gonzales, Richard Martinez, Awa Tsireh, Miguel Martinez, and Velino Herrera.

This plate #8 is listed in the index of images as the work of Romando Vigil, however, the image is signed with the name Encarnacion Peña.  The image does not at all look like the work of Encarnacion Peña but does more closely resemble the work of Romando Vigil.  I have no explanation for why it is signed with Peña’s name.


Condition: very good condition. Has not been examined out of the frame.

Provenance: this Pochoir Print from Native American Painting of a Turkey is from a Colorado gentleman

Relative Links: Fine Art - Native American Paintings, Prints, San Ildefonso Pueblo, Zia Pueblo, Julian Martinez, José Encarnacion Peña, Abel Sanchez, Romando Vigil, Louis Gonzales, Richard Martinez, Awa Tsireh, Miguel Martinez, Velino Herrera

Close up view of the turkey image.

Unidentified Artist
  • Category: Prints
  • Origin: Anglo-Euro (non-Native) American
  • Medium: Print
  • Size:
    13-⅞” x 17-⅞” viewable,
    15” x 20” paper (estimate);
    22-⅛” x 26-⅛” framed
  • Item # C4229
  • Price: $450.00

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