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

  • 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

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)

Title
Ah-móu‑a, The Whale, One of Kee-o-kúk’s Principal Braves
Artist
Date
1835
Location
Dimensions
2924 in. (73.760.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Sauk and Fox
  • Portrait male – whale
Object Number
1985.66.9
Palette
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