Pa-ris-ka-roó-pa, Two Crows, a Chief

  • George Catlin, Pa-ris-ka-roó-pa, Two Crows, a Chief, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.173

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The subject was dressed, according to George Catlin, in a “handsome shirt, ornamented with ermine, and necklace of grisly bears’ claws.” The artist painted this work at a Hidatsa village in 1832. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Title
Pa-ris-ka-roó-pa, Two Crows, a Chief
Artist
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
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Ethnic – Indian – Hidatsa
  • Portrait male – Two Crows
  • Portrait male – Two Crows – bust
Object Number
1985.66.173
Palette
Linked Open Data
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