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O'n-daig, The Crow, a Dandy

1836 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. 1985.66.193 Not currently on view

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George Catlin described The Crow as “a young man of distinction, in an extravagant and beautiful costume.” The artist painted this portrait from life at Sault Ste. Marie, in present-day Wisconsin, in 1836. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)


Ethnic - Indian - Ojibwa

Portrait male - Crow


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added