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A Blackfoot Doctor

Identifier: Art Survey No. 1001
Oil painting depictin group of Indians surrounding man lying on ground with man in elaborate bear skin costume is dancing around him.


  • 1853 - 1870



1 painting : oil ; 17 1/2 x 23 3/4 in.

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.

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General Note Blackfoot doctor in his mystery dress, first sketched in the American Fur Company's fort at the mouth of the Yellow Stone in 1832.
General Note Support: Paper.
General Note Negative #327032, 2A13859; 4"x5" slide #896; 35mm slide #896.
General Note Catlin cat. (1871) #185.
General Note Condition: Fair (4).
General Note Frame: Mounted on painted green matte cardboard, 21 x 27 1/2.
General Note Exhibitions note: 10/16/1958 - 10/31/1958"George Catlin." Kennedy Galleries.
Local Note A-122.
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

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