Tál-lee, a Warrior of Distinction (Q20540377)

Label from: English (en)

artist: George Catlin (Q455133)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) canvas (Q4259259)
depicts: Indigenous peoples of the United States (Q49297) man (Q8441) portrait (Q134307)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 4404

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: “Amongst the many brave and distinguished warriors of the tribe, one of the most noted and respected is Tal-lee, painted at full length, with his lance in his hand---his shield on his arm, and his bow and quiver slung upon his back. In this portrait, there is a fair specimen of the Osage figure and dress, as well as of the facial outline, and shape and character of the head, and mode of dressing and ornamenting it with helmet-crest, and the eagle's quill.” George Catlin painted the warrior at Fort Gibson (in present-day Oklahoma) in 1834. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 38, 1841; reprint 1973)
keywords Dress – accessory – shield Portrait male – Tal Lee – full length Ethnic – Indian – Sauk and Fox

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