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A'h-tee-wát-o-mee, a Woman

1830 George Catlin Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872 oil on canvas 29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr. 1985.66.244 Not currently on view


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George Catlin described his sitter as a “woman, with wampum and silver brooches in profusion on her neck.” He probably created this work at Fort Leavenworth (in today’s Kansas) in 1830. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Keywords

Ethnic - Indian - Kickapoo

Portrait female - A'h Tee Wat O Mee

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added