Mrs. George Catlin (Clara Bartlett Gregory)
Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796
Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872
watercolor on ivory sight 2 1/2 x 2 in. (6.4 x 5.2 cm) rectangle Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase through the Catherine Walden Myer Fund
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 16A, Drawer 4
Luce Center Label
Clara Bartlett Gregory (1807-1845) met and married George Catlin in her hometown of Albany, New York, while he was there to paint Governor De Witt Clinton. It is likely that this miniature was painted during their courtship or just after their marriage in 1828. Despite her frail health, she accompanied her husband on one of his five journeys west and supported his efforts to capture the likenesses of Native Americans. She and their youngest son died while visiting Paris in 1845, a loss that devastated the artist.
Portrait female - Catlin, Clara Bartlet - bust
Portrait female - Catlin, George, Mrs. - bust
painting - miniature
paint - watercolor
About George Catlin
Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 1796 Died: Jersey City, New Jersey 1872
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