Wáh-chee-te, Wife of Cler-mónt, and Child

  • George Catlin, Wáh-chee-te, Wife of Cler-mónt, and Child, 1834, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.30

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“She [Clermont's wife] was richly dressed in costly cloths of civilized manufacture, which is almost a solitary instance among the Osages, who so studiously reject every luxury and every custom of civilized people.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 38, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Wáh-chee-te, Wife of Cler-mónt, and Child
Artists
Date
1834
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.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Wah Chee Te – full length
  • Figure group – female and child
  • Dress – ethnic – Indian dress
  • Ethnic – Indian – Osage
  • Portrait female – Wah Chee Te
Object Number
1985.66.30
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