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A Choctaw Woman

1834 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. 1985.66.297 Not currently on view

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The subject is described by George Catlin as having her hair in braids and a “remarkable expression.” The artist painted this Choctaw woman at Fort Gibson, Arkansas Territory, in 1834. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)


Ethnic - Indian - Choctaw

Figure female - knee length


paint - oil

fabric - canvas

metal - aluminum - support added