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Catalogue Raisonné de Galerie Indienne de Mr. Catlin

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Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Catlin, George
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ca. 1840
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Exhibition Catalog : 48 p. : ill. ; 21 x 17 cm.
Full title: Catalogue Raisonné de Galerie Indienne de Mr. Catlin, refermant Des Portraits, des Paysages, des Costumes, etc., et des Scénes de Moeurs et Coutumes des Indiens de l'Amérique du Nord, 1845.

Catlin passionately promoted his "Indian Gallery" throughout his career. When initial attempts to sell the Gallery to the United States Congress failed, he took the gallery to Europe, where it received favorable reviews and was well-attended in both London and Paris.

Catlin added a live performance to the exhibition, first with whites posing as Indians and, later, with Iowa and Ojibwa tribe members, becoming the first traveling "Wild West Show."

In Paris, King Louis Philippe was so taken with the show, he invited the Indians to perform for the royal family and even offered Catlin exhibition space at the Louvre.

Published in: Archives of American Art Journal v. 42, no. 1-2, p. 47
Catalogue Raisonné de Galerie Indienne de Mr. Catlin, ca. 1840. George Catlin papers, 1821-1904, 1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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