Won-de-tów-a, The Wonder

  • George Catlin, Won-de-tów-a, The Wonder, 1835, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.208

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George Catlin probably made this painting of the Wonder, a member of the Winnebago tribe, at Prairie du Chien in present-day Wisconsin in 1835. The artist had first seen the Winnebagoes when a nine-member delegation came to Washington, D.C., in 1828. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed , 1979)

Title
Won-de-tów-a, The Wonder
Artists
Date
1835
On View
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.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Winnebago
  • Portrait male – Wonder
Object Number
1985.66.208
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