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Pun-Cah, Shoo-De-Gha-Cha (Smoke)

Artist: George Catlin (1796 - 1872)
Date: 1852
sheet size: 14 x 10 1/2 in. (35.6 x 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, 2006.3
Inscriptions: 91 / Pun-cah/Shoo-depgha-cha (Smoke) chief of the tribe / a remarkably dignified and philanthropic man, wrapped in his Buffalo Robe, and holding / his lance in hand. / A small tribe, of 2,000 one the W- / bank of the Missouri, lat. n. 43o.
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DescriptionNo. 91 from the Duke of Portland's "Album Unique"
Accession Number: 2006.3
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