Jú-ah-kís-gaw, Woman With Her Child in a Cradle (Q20540148)

Label from: English (en)

artist: George Catlin (Q455133)
collection: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
location: Smithsonian American Art Museum (Q1192305)
country of origin: United States of America (Q30)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) canvas (Q4259259)
Smithsonian American Art Museum ID: 4186

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: George Catlin described this work as “the portrait of a Chippeway woman . . . with her child in its crib or cradle . . . [the umbilicus] hanging before the child's face for its supernatural protector . . . This woman's dress was mostly made of civilized manufactures, but curiously decorated and ornamented according to Indian taste.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 51, 1841; reprint 1973)
keywords Figure group – family – mother and child Ethnic – Indian – Ojibwa Object – furniture – cradle Dress – ethnic – Indian dress Portrait female – Ju Ah Kis Gaw – full length

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