Two Young Men
1835 or 1836
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.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, East Wing
Luce Center Label
George Catlin described this painting as “two Menominee youths at full length, in beautiful dresses . . . one with his war-club in his hand, and the other blowing on his ‘courting flute.’” He probably painted the image at Prairie du Chien or Green Bay in 1835 or 1836. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)
Ethnic - Indian - Menominee
paint - oil
fabric - canvas
metal - aluminum - support added
About George Catlin
Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872
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