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Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Painting: George Catlin: A Seminole Woman
A Seminole Woman

A Seminole Woman
George Catlin
oil on canvas
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.


George Catlin arrived at Fort Moultrie, in Charleston, South Carolina, on January 17, 1838. He painted more than ten portraits of Seminole and Yuchi Indians, including this Seminole woman, in the short time he spent at the fort. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)

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