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

Media - 1985.66.9 - SAAM-1985.66.9_1 - 8314
Copied George Catlin, Ah-móu-a, The Whale, One of Kee-o-kúk's Principal Braves, 1835, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.9
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Artwork Details

Title
Ah-móu‑a, The Whale, One of Kee-o-kúk’s Principal Braves
Date
1835
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
2924 in. (73.760.9 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Indian — Sauk and Fox
  • Portrait male — whale
Object Number
1985.66.9

Artwork Description

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)