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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
1967
Catlin, Bodmer, Miller: Artist Explorers of the 1830's, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 1967-1974.
1975
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1975-1983.
1982
Extended Loan to the White House for use by President George W. Bush, 2001-2003.
1985
George Catlin: Pioneer Painter of the North American Indian, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, 1985-1986.
1988
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Stephen Ledogar, U.S. Ambassador to Mutual Balanced Force Reduction talks, Vienna, Austria, 1988-1990.
1990
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Stephen Ledogar, U.S. Ambassador to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Geneva, Swizterland, 1990-1997.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 32.
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: 49, repro.