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Artist:
George Catlin, born Wilkes-Barre, PA 1796-died Jersey City, NJ 1872  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
11 1/8 x 14 3/8 in. (28.4 x 36.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1832
Luce Center Label:
George Catlin described this scene as “magnificent clay bluffs, with red pumice-stone resting on their tops, and a party of Indians approaching buffalo.” The artist painted this image in 1832 while on a lengthy voyage northwest on the Missouri River. (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Western  Search this
Ethnic\Indian  Search this
Animal\buffalo  Search this
Landscape\United States\Grand Detour  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
Object number:
1985.66.372
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, South Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1985.66.372