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Eteh-ée-fix-e-co, Deer Without a Heart, a Chief

1838 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. 1985.66.309 Not currently on view


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George Catlin arrived at Fort Moultrie, in Charleston, South Carolina, on January 17, 1838. He painted more than ten portraits of Seminole and Yuchi Indians, including this portrait of Yuchi chief Eteh-ée-fix-e-co, in the short time he spent at the fort. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian - Yuchi

Portrait male - Deer Without A Heart

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added