Láh-shee, The Licker, called "Creek Billy"

  • George Catlin, Láh-shee, The Licker, called "Creek Billy", 1838, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.305

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George Catlin described the sitter as “a half-breed warrior” and “a very handsome fellow.” He painted Creek Billy at Fort Moultrie, near Charleston, South Carolina, in January 1838, along with other Seminole warriors imprisoned there. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 57, 1841, reprint 1973, and 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Title
Láh-shee, The Licker, called "Creek Billy"
Artist
Date
1838
On View
Not 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.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait male – Licker
  • Portrait male – Creek Billy
  • Ethnic – Indian – Seminole
Object Number
1985.66.305
Palette
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