Pah-te-cóo-saw, Straight Man, Semicivilized

  • George Catlin, Pah-te-cóo-saw, Straight Man, Semicivilized, 1830, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.280

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George Catlin recorded that when Pah-te-cóo-saw came to sit for his portrait, he had decorated his face “in a very curious manner with black and red paint.” The warrior has slightly European features and appears to be wearing a European shirt and coat. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 49, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Pah-te-cóo-saw, Straight Man, Semicivilized
Artist
Date
1830
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
  • Ethnic – Indian – Shawnee
  • Portrait male – Straight Man
Object Number
1985.66.280
Palette
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