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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
1964
Loan for display with permanent collection, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 1964-1974.
1986
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Richard Burt, U.S. Embassy residence, Bonn, West Germany, 1986-1989.
1989
Extended loan for use by Secretary Louis Sullivan, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C., 1989-1993.
2006
Extended loan for use by Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten, White House, Washington, D.C., 2008-2009.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 27.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 105, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 92, repro.