Assiniboin Woman and Child

  • George Catlin, Assiniboin Woman and Child, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.181

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“The women of this tribe are often comely, and sometimes pretty; [here is] a fair illustration of the dresses of the women and children, which are usually made of the skins of the mountain-goat, and ornamented with porcupine's quills and rows of elk's teeth.” George Catlin painted Assiniboine Woman and Child at Fort Union in the upper Midwest in 1832. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no. 8, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Assiniboin Woman and Child
Artist
Date
1832
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
29 x 24 in. (73.7 x 60.9 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Assiniboin
  • Figure group – female and child
Object Number
1985.66.181
Palette
Linked Open Data
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