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Notch-ee-níng-a, No Heart, (called White Cloud), Chief of the Tribe

Notch-ee-níng-a, No Heart, (called White Cloud), Chief of the Tribe
Artist
George Catlin, born Wilkes-Barre, PA 1796-died Jersey City, NJ 1872
Sitter
No Heart
White Cloud
Date
1832
Type
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
Object number
1985.66.256
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No Heart was chief of the Iowas, and when he sat for George Catlin in 1832, he was, the artist later wrote, “tastefully dressed with a buffalo robe wrapped around him, with a necklace of grizzly bear's claws on his neck; with shield, bow, and quiver on, and a profusion of wampum strings on his neck.” Catlin probably painted No Heart at Fort Leavenworth, in present-day Kansas. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 34, 1841; reprint 1973)
Data Source
Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Department
Painting and Sculpture
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