Kah-béck-a, The Twin, Wife of Bloody Hand

  • George Catlin, Kah-béck-a, The Twin, Wife of Bloody Hand, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.124

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The Twin was the wife of Bloody Hand, chief of the Arikara tribe. George Catlin painted both their portraits during his travels West in 1832. This portrait was painted at a Mandan village.

Title
Kah-béck-a, The Twin, Wife of Bloody Hand
Artists
Date
1832
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.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Twin – bust
  • Ethnic – Indian – Arikara
  • Portrait female – Twin
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
Object Number
1985.66.124
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