Wah-pón-jee-a, The Swan, a Warrior

  • George Catlin, Wah-pón-jee-a, The Swan, a Warrior, 1830, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.249

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The Swan was described by George Catlin as a “fine-looking fellow, with an European countenance.” He probably sat for his portrait at Fort Leavenworth (in today’s Kansas) in 1830. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Title
Wah-pón-jee-a, The Swan, a Warrior
Artist
Date
1830
Location
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 – Wea
Object Number
1985.66.249
Palette
Linked Open Data
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