George Catlin, Waun-naw-con, The Dish (John W. Quinney), a Missionary Preacher, 1836, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.273
“John W. Quinney, in civilized dress, is a civilized Indian, well-educated---speaking good English---is a Baptist missionary preacher, and a very plausible and eloquent speaker.” George Catlin probably painted this portrait at Green Bay (in today’s Wisconsin) in 1836. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 47, 1841; reprint 1973)
Waun-naw-con, The Dish (John W. Quinney), a Missionary Preacher
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29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Ethnic – Indian – Mahican
- Portrait male – Quinney, John W.
- Ethnic – Indian – Stockbridge
- Occupation – religion – clergy
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