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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.
1976
Extended loan for use by The Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C., 1976-1977.
1982
Extended loan for use by the Ambassador, U.S. Embassy residence, Oslo, Norway, 1982-1985.
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: 32.
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.
1997
QUANTUM, The Magazine of Math and Science, New York, 1997, cover, repro.
2012
Catlin, Roger. "The Candidates' Thoughts on Art? Well, the Picture's a Little Fuzzy." Washington Post 135, no. 307 (7 October 2012): E7.