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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



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

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.

Related Materials

Negative #322598, 2A13847.

General Note

Bod-a-sin (chief), Non-on-day-gon (warrior), Ah-wee (wife of chief)
General Note Catlin cat. (1871) #63.
General Note Inscription: Bottom on board " A B.".
General Note Condition: Fair (4).
General Note Frame: Mounted on painted green cardboard, 21 x 27 3/4.
General Note Exhibitions note: 10/16/1958 - 10/31/1958"George Catlin." Kennedy Galleries.
Local Note A-225.
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

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