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Ah-móu-a, The Whale, One of Kee-o-kúk's Principal Braves

1835 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. 1985.66.9 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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George Catlin painted this portrait at a Sac and Fox village in 1835. He described the subject as “holding a handsome war-club in his hand.” (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian - Sauk and Fox

Ethnic - Indian - Sauk and Fox

Portrait male - whale

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added