George Catlin, Seneca Steele, a Great Libertine, 1831, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.269
George Catlin described Seneca Steele as having a “hatchet in his hand.” The artist probably took this portrait in Washington, in February 1831. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)
Seneca Steele, a Great Libertine
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21 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (55.3 x 42.5 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Ethnic – Indian – Seneca
- Portrait male – Steele, Seneca
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