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Inscription

lower right: G. Catlin / 1861

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.
1987
Extended loan for use by Ambassadors Charles A. Gillespie and Thomas E. McNamara, U.S. Embassy residence, Bogotà, Colombia, 1987-1991.
2000
The American West: Out of Myth, Into Reality, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago; Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, 2000, no. 79, repro.
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: 114, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 98, repro.