In this 1821 letter, George Catlin's father has written a list of artists "chiefly of the 15th and 16th centuries" that he has "looked up" to convince his son "that I sometimes think of you and your art".
P. Catlin to George Catlin, 1821 Mar. 21. George Catlin papers, 1821-1904, 1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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