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Inscription

lower left on card: A/169; upper center on board on applied paper: 209; top right reverse partially obscured by tape: 14 x 1 [or possibly 7]; center reverse in white chalk: Top Row [or possibly Top Robe]

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. 208.
1871
Catlin's Indian Cartoons, Somerville Gallery, New York, 1871, no. 208.
1872
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., 1872.
1876
Possibly Centennial Exhibition, Washington, D.C., 1876.
1956
George Catlin, American Indians: Paintings from The Collection of the American Museum of Natural History, Kennedy Galleries, Inc., New York, 1956.
1970
Exhibition of George Catlin Paintings, Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania, 1970.
1972
Loan for display with permanent collection, W. H. Over Dakota Museum, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, 1972-1976.
1980
American Indian Life: Paintings by George Catlin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 29.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 62, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 63, repro.