Mún-ne-o-ye, a Woman (Q20540234)

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: 4282

information from the Smithsonian American Art Museum catalog

description: “I have visited forty-eight different tribes, the greater part of which I found speaking different languages, and containing in all 400,000 souls. I have brought home safe, and in good order, 310 portraits in oil, all painted in their native dress, and in their own wigwams . . . as well as a very extensive and curious collection of their costumes, and all their other manufactures, from the size of a wigwam down to the size of a quill or a rattle.” George Catlin probably painted this Iowa woman at Fort Leavenworth (in today’s Kansas) in 1832. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no. 1, 1841; reprint 1973)
keywords Ethnic – Indian – Iowa

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