George Catlin, String, a Renowned Warrior, 1831, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.268
The Seneca warrior String came to Washington in early 1831, accompanying a delegation of his tribesmen who were there to negotiate a treaty for the sale of their lands south of Lake Erie to the United States. George Catlin probably painted String and other members of the tribe in the capital that year. The artist described the Senecas as “one of the most numerous and effective tribes, constituting the compact called the ‘Six Nations’ . . .
String, a Renowned Warrior
- On View
- Not on view.
21 1/8 x 16 1/2 in. (53.8 x 41.9 cm)
- Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Portrait male – String
- Ethnic – Indian – Seneca
- Object Number
- Linked Open Data
- Linked Open Data URI