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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
1954
Our Western Frontiers, Newark Museum, 1954, no cat.
1955
Opening of the West, Newark Museum, 1955, no cat.
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.
1971
Extended loan for use by Secretary Roger C. B. Morton, U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C., 1971-1975.
1975
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, London, England, 1975-1981.
1982
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, Oslo, Norway, 1982-1985.
1985
George Catlin: Pioneer Painter of the North American Indian, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, 1985-1986.
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: 29.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 43, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 50, repro.