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lower center: Catlin p.

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.
1976
Loan for display with permanent collection, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 1976-1983 (except for loan to Amon Carter Museum, Nov. 1981 - Jan. 1982).
1981
George Catlin, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 1981-1982.
1989
A Gallery Revived: North American Indian Paintings by George Catlin, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 1989.
2003
Jefferson's America & Napoleon's France: An Exhibition for the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial, New Orleans Museum of Art, 2003, no. 209, repro.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 28, repro. 25.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 84, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 76, repro.