INDIAN MAIDEN

ARTFUL WRITING

More beautiful than the sunset in this untitled Western painting is this Indian maiden looking down the earth with reluctant pensive eyes.  I stood in front of her for a long while imagining how her wild and difficult life must have been.  Were you a pioneer’s daughter captured by a young chieftain and forced to live a radically foreign culture?  What made you so sad and alone?  Your exquisite and quiet beauty allays, overcomes, any thoughts you may have enjoyed or suffered.

Under this painting at the Booth Museum were the words “BAG Show,” but I couldn’t find further references.