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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
1968
Loan for display with permanent collection, Phoenix Art Museum, 1968-1969.
1969
Catlin Paintings Exhibit, Albrecht Gallery [now The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art], St. Joseph, Missouri, 1969-1970.
1973
[Catlin exhibition], Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, 1973.
1976
Frontier America: The Far West, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Villa Hügel, Essen, West Germany; Österreichisches Museum für Angewande Kunst, Vienna, 1976-1977 (organized by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).
1982
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1982-1989.
2005
Extended loan for use by Secretary Samuel Bodman, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., 2005-2008.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 30.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 96, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 73, repro.