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Neu-mon-ya, Walking Rain, War Chief

1844 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. 1985.66.518 Not currently on view


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George Catlin described Walking Rain as “54 years of age, and nearly six feet and a half in height,” and claimed that his earlier portrait of the Iowa war chief was then hanging in Egyptian Hall, London, where he probably made this copy. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian - Iowa

Portrait male - Walking Rain

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added