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Inscription

lower center on card: Geo. Catlin. 1861; lower left on card: A/93; upper center on board in pink paint: 171; upper center reverse in graphite: 170; left center reverse in graphite: Var

Provenance

George Catlin [1796-1872]; by descent to his daughters, Clara Gregory Catlin, Louise Catlin Kinney, and Elizabeth Wing Catlin; purchased 1912 from Elizabeth Wing Catlin by the American Museum of Natural History; sold 1959 through (Kennedy Galleries, New York) to Mr. Paul Mellon, Upperville, VA; gift 1965 to the NGA.

Exhibition History
1870
Indiens des deux Ameriques, Salle du Jardin Botanique, Brussels, 1870, no. 171.
1871
Catlin's Indian Cartoons, Somerville Gallery, New York, 1871, no. 170.
1872
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1872.
1876
Possibly Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876.
1956
George Catlin, American Indians: Paintings from The Collection of the American Museum of Natural History, Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, 1956.
1964
Loan for display with permanent collection, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 1964-1974.
1981
Extended loan for use by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1981-1991.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 31.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 57, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 61, repro.
2008
Anderson, Nancy. K. George de Forest Brush: The Indian Paintings. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Seattle Art Museum. Washington, D.C., 2008: 9, fig. 3.