Máh-to-tóh-pa, Four Bears, Second Chief in Mourning

  • George Catlin, Máh-to-tóh-pa, Four Bears, Second Chief in Mourning, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.131

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George Catlin described Four Bears as being “in undress, being in mourning, with a few locks of hair cut off, his hair put up in plaits or slabs, with glue and red paint, a custom of the tribe.

Title
Máh-to-tóh-pa, Four Bears, Second Chief in Mourning
Artists
Date
1832
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
Classifications
Keywords
  • State of being – emotion – sorrow
  • Portrait male – Four Bears
  • Ethnic – Indian – Mandan
Object Number
1985.66.131
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