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Bonnet over his long hair
Oil on canvas.
The canvas stamped to the reverse ‘Wolfson Queen St. C. Toronto’
Circa 1840 – 1850
Size: 59cm high, 44cm wide – 23¼ ins high, 17¼ ins wide
Catlin was a Philadelphia portraitist with a desire to portray ‘man in the simplicity and loftiness of his nature’. He followed the Lewis and Clark trail for 2000 miles up the Missouri river and produced 135 paintings along the way. The Sioux, amazed by his ability to capture the likeness of a human on canvas hailed him as a powerful medicine man.
It is to George Catlin and Karl Bodmer that credit must be given for ‘establishing the Plains Indian as the typical American Indian in the minds of millions’. (John C Ewers).