Indians Awaiting Attack (Study for the painting "La Piste de guerre," 1865, Musées de Chaumont)

about 1865
Jules Émile Saintin (French, 1829–1894)

Catalogue Raisonné

Not in Karolik (1962) cat.


Sheet: 16.2 x 19.6 cm (6 3/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite on wove paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Native American man in foreground with ear to the ground. Bare breasted woman with two children center, and other men crouching awaiting an attack. Verso: sketch of a cavelier.


Old Print Shop, New York. Gift of William Franklin Mitchell for the proposed M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors, Drawings, and Prints, 1800-1875; January 10, 1968

Credit Line

Gift of William Franklin Mitchell