Másh-kee-wet, a Great Dandy

  • George Catlin, Másh-kee-wet, a Great Dandy, 1831, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.223

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Before George Catlin began his extensive travels in the West, he spent time in eastern cities, where he often saw visiting delegations of Native Americans and was painted their portraits. Nine members of a Winnebago delegation, including He Who Breaks the Bushes and He Who Moistens the Wood, sat for him in Washington, D.C., in 1828.

Title
Másh-kee-wet, a Great Dandy
Artists
Date
1831
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.5 x 42.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Menominee
  • Portrait male – Mash Kee Wet
Object Number
1985.66.223
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