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A Celebrated Chief, Delaware

Identifier: Art Survey No. 1008


Oil painting depicting three full length portraits, center man wearing decorated coat carrying rifle, man on right wearing decorated coat, single feather and rifle, woman on right wering decorated robe.


  • 1853-1870


Biographical sketch

Born in: Wilkes-Barre, PA;Died in: Jersey City, NJ.Active in: U.S.; Europe.Catlin's 1840s and 1850s portraits and paintings of Indian and western culture are important documents in American history, anthropology, and art.


1 Object : paintings (visual works) : oil on paper ; 18 5/8 x 25 inches

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Negative #322598, 2A13847.

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Bod-a-sin (chief), Non-on-day-gon (warrior), Ah-wee (wife of chief)

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Catlin cat. (1871) #63.

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Inscription: Bottom on board " A B.".

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Condition: Fair (4).

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Frame: Mounted on painted green cardboard, 21 x 27 3/4.

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Exhibitions note: 10/16/1958 - 10/31/1958"George Catlin." Kennedy Galleries.

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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

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