Cler-mónt, First Chief of the Tribe

  • George Catlin, Cler-mónt, First Chief of the Tribe, 1834, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.29

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“The head-chief of the Osages at this time, is a young man by the name of Clermont, the son of a very distinguished chief of that name, who recently died; leaving his son his successor, with the consent of the tribe. I painted the portrait of this chief at full length, in a beautiful dress, his leggings fringed with scalp-locks, and in his hand his favourite and valued war-club.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 38, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Cler-mónt, First Chief of the Tribe
Artist
Date
1834
On View
Dimensions
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Clermont
  • Ethnic – Indian – Osage
Object Number
1985.66.29
Palette
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