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Return of the French Officer and His Indian Bride to Fort Orleans, (painting)

Painter:
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard 1874-1960
Subject:
Du Bois
Culture:
French
Indian
Type:
Paintings-Mural
Paintings-Lunette
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Missouri State Capitol 2nd floor corridor Jefferson City Missouri 65101
Date:
Ca. 1917-1928
Notes:
Missouri Capitol Commission Board, "The Missouri State Capitol," 1983 rev. ed.
Summary:
This lunette, one of twenty-two along the second floor corridor, depicts French officer Du Bois standing beside his Missouri Indian princess bride dressed in an elegant Parisian gown surrounded by her fellow Missouri Indians. The Indian princess and a small group of the Missouri Indians have just returned Fort Orleans from a trip to the French Court, where the young French officer Du Bois fell in love with the Indian princess and married her. The scene takes place along the Missouri River at Fort Orleans built by French explorer Etienne Veniard de Bourgmont, who organized the small party of Missouri Indians and took them to visit the French Court.
Topic:
History--United States--Missouri
Landscape--Missouri
Architecture exterior--Military--Fort
Architecture exterior--Military--Fort Orleans
Figure group
Portrait male
Ethnic
Ethnic--Missouri
Control number:
IAP 27620058
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_362750

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