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Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Painting: George Catlin: A Choctaw Woman
A Choctaw Woman

A Choctaw 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.


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)

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