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Háh-nee, The Beaver, a Warrior

1834 George Catlin Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872 oil on canvas 29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr. 1985.66.52 Not currently on view

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George Catlin described the Beaver as “a warrior of terrible aspect, and also of considerable distinction.” Catlin painted this image at a Comanche village in 1834. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 42, 1841; reprint 1973)


Ethnic - Indian - Comanche

Portrait male - Beaver


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added