Seneca Steele, a Great Libertine

  • George Catlin, Seneca Steele, a Great Libertine, 1831, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.269

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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)

Title
Seneca Steele, a Great Libertine
Artist
Date
1831
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
21 3/4 x 16 3/4 in. (55.3 x 42.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Seneca
  • Portrait male – Steele, Seneca
Object Number
1985.66.269
Palette
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