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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.
1970
Exhibition of George Catlin Paintings, Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania, 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 White House, Washington, D.C., 1975-1991.
2004
Art and the Oval Office: Presidential Selections from the Nation's Museums, 1960-2000, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 2004-2005, no cat.
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: 124, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 104, repro.