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Ráw-no-way-wóh-krah, Loose Pipestem, a Brave

1832 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. 1985.66.120 Not currently on view

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George Catlin painted Loose Pipestem’s portrait “full length . . . in a tunic made of the entire skin of a grizzly bear, with a head-dress of war-eagle's quills.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 34, 1841; reprint 1973)


Ethnic - Indian - Oto

Portrait male - Loose Pipestem


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added