Chee-me-náh-na-quet, Great Cloud, son of Grizzly Bear

  • George Catlin, Chee-me-náh-na-quet, Great Cloud, son of Grizzly Bear, 1831, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.220

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George Catlin remembered this man as “an ill-natured and insolent fellow who has since been killed for some of his murderous deeds.” Great Cloud probably sat for this portrait in Washington, D.C., in January 1831. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 52, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Chee-me-náh-na-quet, Great Cloud, son of Grizzly Bear
Artist
Date
1831
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.6 x 42.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Great Cloud
  • Ethnic – Indian – Menominee
Object Number
1985.66.220
Palette
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