Apauly-Tustennuggee

  • Charles Bird King, Unidentified, Apauly-Tustennuggee, 1825, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, 1985.66.387,322

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From 1824 to 1830, Thomas McKenney served as US Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC, and during his tenure developed a government collection of portraits of prominent Native Americans who visited the city as delegates of their tribes. McKenney commissioned a well-known Washington portraitist, Charles Bird King, to paint the leaders of about twenty Native American tribes.

Title
Apauly-Tustennuggee
Artists
Date
1825
On View
Dimensions
30 1/2 x 25 3/8 in. (77.5 x 64.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Transfer from the National Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – South American
  • Ethnic – Indian – Creek
  • Portrait male – Apauly Tustennuggee
Object Number
1985.66.387,322
Palette
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