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Round Island, a Warrior

1831 George Catlin Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872 oil on canvas 21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.7 x 41.8 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr. 1985.66.265 Not currently on view


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George Catlin painted the Seneca warrior Round Island in February 1831, when a delegation of the tribe visited Washington, D.C. In his 1848 Catalogue, Catlin described him as a “very handsome fellow.”

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian - Seneca

Portrait male - Round Island

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added