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Fort Benton, (painting)

Artist:
Stanley, J. M.
Medium:
Panorama
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Among the frequent visiters to Stanley's Studio, . . . Was Colonel Pitchlyn, a civilized Choctaw Chief, a man of great influence with his people, and then engaged in Washington on their affairs. One day he remarked: "I am a stranger; I am lonely for my own people. I find no pleasure in Washington, except yonder," (pointing to the Smithsonian Institution,) "Where I see my red brothers, whom to you, Sir, (to Stanley,) "Brought around me; and here, where I fancy myself on the old hunting ground again, with all my early life restored." On another occasion, when a view of forT BENTON, a trading post, situated near the base of the Rocky Mountains, (now gliding before us,) was just finished, a tall man, walking quietly, like an Indian, entered the Studio. He advanced quickly toward the artist. "Why, Culbertson!" exclaimed Stanley. . . . Presently, pointing to the picture, the Artist said: "Do you remember that?" "Remember!" replied the other; "Why, it is my own home--the Fort I built myself--the broad plain, the river, the hills; I know Every one of them! This is a pleasant surprise, indeed. My old friend, once more, and the same old scenes around us. . . . You make me long to be off over the plains again!" . . . [Pp. 13-14; exhibited under heading: "Section Third."]
Scenes and Incidents of Stanley's Western Wilds. Washington: Printed at the Evening Star Office.
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain--Rocky Mountains
Western
Architecture--Military--Fort Benton
Architecture--Military--Fort
Control number:
AECI 06610025
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_115107

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