H’co-a-h’co-a-h’cotes-min, No Horns on His Head, a Brave

  • George Catlin, H'co-a-h'co-a-h'cotes-min, No Horns on His Head, a Brave, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.146

George Catlin painted this portrait of No Horns on His Head and Rabbit’s Skin Leggings (see 1985.66.145), both Nez Percé braves, as a pair and described his subjects in these words: These two men, when I painted them, were in beautiful Sioux dresses … [they] were part of a delegation that came across the Rocky Mountains to St. Louis …” Catlin noted that he had traveled two thousand miles with these braves towards their own country,” and during that time had become much pleased with their manners and dispositions.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 48, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
H’co-a-h’co-a-h’cotes-min, No Horns on His Head, a Brave
Artist
Date
1832
Location
Dimensions
2924 in. (73.760.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Portrait male – No Horns on His Head – bust
Object Number
1985.66.146
Palette
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