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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.
1977
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Galbraith, U.S. Embassy residence, Paris, France, 1977-1982.
1989
A Gallery Revived: North American Indian Paintings by George Catlin, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming, 1989.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 28.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 46, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 54, 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: 37, fig. 1.