Tuch-ee, A Celebrated War Chief of the Cherokees (Primary Title)

George Catlin, American, 1796 - 1872 (Artist)

Educational
1834
American
oil on canvas
United States
Unframed: 28 1/4 × 23 1/8 in. (71.76 × 58.74 cm)
Framed: 33 1/2 × 28 1/4 in. (85.09 × 71.76 cm)
85.628
Not on view
on back of stretcher: "AMNH 490/ Catlin 118./ CHEROKEE/ TUCH-EE [----]; a celebrated war/ chielf of the Cherokees"
Paul Mellon Collection
2018 - 2020: On loan to Chrysler Museum of Art, permanent galleries, April 3, 2018 - March 31, 2020

2014 "Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture", Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, January 25 - July 31, 2014

2011 VMFA 75th Anniversary Statewide Exhibition, "Goya" Section: January 7 - March 30, 2011, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Norfolk; March 31 - July 13, 2011, Abingdon; July 14 - October 5, 2011, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester; October 6 - December 16, 2011, Daura Gallery, Lynchburg College.

2007-2008 "The Mythology of the West in American Art, 1830-1940", Musee Des Beaux Arts de Rouen, September 28, 2007 - January 7, 2008; Musee Des Beaux Arts de Rennes, February 16 - May 13, 2008; Centre de la Vielle Charite, Marseille, June 6 - August 31, 2008 (a FRAME exhibition.)

1995 "Land of Promise", National Museum of American History, opened April 1995

1993 - 1994 "George Catlin's 'Indian Gallery' Views of the American West", VMFA, October 7, 1993 - January 30, 1994.

1876 possibly the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia (see file).

1872 Smithsonian Institution Castle Building

1871 Somerville Gallery, NY, October.

1870 Brussels, Belgium, exhibited by the artist, location unknown.
O’Leary, Elizabeth L., Sylvia Yount, Susan Jensen Rawles, and David Park Curry. American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Charlottesville: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts with the University of Virginia Press, 2010. (No. 32, p. 92-96).

Laurent Salomé et al, La Mythologie de l’ouest dans l’art américain, 1830-1940 ex. cat. (Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2007) p. 98, cat. no. 2, color ill. p. 99.

Rodolfo Rocha et al, Celebrating Texas (Austin: Lone Star Joint Publishing Venture, 2003) color ill. p. 192, credit p. 716.
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