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Sioux, Mah-To-Chee-Ga (The Little Bear)


Artist: George Catlin (1796 - 1872)
Date: 1852
Dimensions:
sheet: 14 × 10 1/2 in. (35.6 × 26.7 cm)
Framed: 22 1/8 x 18 9/16 x 1 1/8 in. (56.2 x 47.1 x 2.9 cm)
Medium: Pencil on paper
Credit Line: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 2006.1
Inscriptions: verso: 21 / Sioux / Mah-to-chee-ga (the Little Bear) a very famous / Warrior, wrapped in a beautiful Robe, his shield / on his back and his pipe tomahawk in his / hand.
Not on View
DescriptionNo. 21 from the Duke of Portland's "Album Unique"
Accession Number: 2006.1
Provenanceto John Cavendish-Bentinck-Scott, sixth Duke of Portland, England (part of a larger album of 215 portraits); by descent in the family until 1953; (Christie's, London, England), March 23, 1953; to Charles Traylen, Guildord, England, 1953; (Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY); (William Reese Company, New Haven, CT); purchased by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR, 2006
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