George Catlin, Deep Lake, an Old Chief, 1831, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.264
In 1830, Catlin accompanied William Clark, of the celebrated Lewis and Clark expedition, up the Mississippi River from St. Louis to Fort Crawford. Before he began more extensive travels in 1832, however, he spent time in eastern cities, where he often saw visiting delegations of Native Americans and was able to paint their portraits. In Washington, D.C., in January and February 1831, Catlin painted Menominee and Seneca delegations, including this portrait of the Ohio Seneca chief Deep Lake.
Deep Lake, an Old Chief
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21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.6 x 41.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Portrait male – Deep Lake
- Ethnic – Indian – Seneca
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