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

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

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
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
  • Portrait female – Twin – bust
  • Ethnic – Indian – Arikara
  • Portrait female – Twin
Object Number
1985.66.124
Palette
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