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Creator Name: Cogniet, Léon
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1794 - 1880
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Léon Cogniet
Title: Eskimo Woman
Title Type: Primary
Title: Femme du pays des Esquimaux
Title Type: Foreign
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1826
Creation End Date: 1826
Creation Date: 1826
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed:
Inscriptions: Signed lower right: Léon Cogniet / 1826
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1980.249
Credit Line: Bequest of Noah L. Butkin
Context: During the 19th century, painters in both Europe and America were endlessly fascinated by nonwhite peoples, who represented exotic and strange cultures. This interest was most commonly expressed in depictions of the Near East, but other regions proved just as appealing. Here Cogniet has depicted an Inuit woman with her distinctive tattoos, placed in a typical---one might say stereotypical---landscape setting.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1980.249
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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