Two Young Men

  • George Catlin, Two Young Men, 1835 or 1836, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.235-236

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George Catlin described this painting as “two Menominee youths at full length, in beautiful dresses . . . one with his war-club in his hand, and the other blowing on his ‘courting flute.’” He probably painted the image at Prairie du Chien or Green Bay in 1835 or 1836. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)

Title
Two Young Men
Artist
Date
1835 or 1836
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
  • Figure group
  • Ethnic – Indian – Menominee
Object Number
1985.66.235-236
Palette
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