Hard Hickory, an Amiable Man

  • George Catlin, Hard Hickory, an Amiable Man, 1831, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.266

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George Catlin probably painted Hard Hickory, a member of the Seneca tribe, in Washington, D.C., in February 1831. Catlin thought him “a very ferocious-looking, but a mild and amiable man.” (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Title
Hard Hickory, an Amiable Man
Artist
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
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Hard Hickory
  • Ethnic – Indian – Seneca
Object Number
1985.66.266
Palette
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