Blackfoot (Chief, Wife, Child, and Medicine Man)

Title:
Blackfoot (Chief, Wife, Child, and Medicine Man)
Date: 
1866-68
Medium: 
Graphite and black ink on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Description: 
Group portrait. Studies of Native Americans: the head chief, his wife, the spiritual leader or 'medicine man' and a young boy.
Credit Line: 
Purchased by the Society
Object Number: 
1872.23.39
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 39. / Blackfoot"; at lower border outside image in black ink: "000 0 00"
Provenance: 
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group