Indian Scalping an Enemy

1817–72
George Catlin (American, 1796–1872)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 119

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.1 x 22.5 cm (6 5/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

61.345

Medium or Technique

Graphite on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Indian with foot on chest of dead man, cutting off his scalp. Group of Indians in ambush right. Verso: rubbed with graphite for transfer.

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA May 10, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875