Deep Lake, an Old Chief

  • George Catlin, Deep Lake, an Old Chief, 1831, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.264

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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.

Title
Deep Lake, an Old Chief
Artists
Date
1831
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.6 x 41.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Deep Lake
  • Ethnic – Indian – Seneca
Object Number
1985.66.264
Palette
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