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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.
1973
[Catlin exhibition], Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, 1973.
1974
American Self-Portraits, 1670-1973, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1974, no. 33 (organized by International Exhibitions Foundation).
1976
Frontier America: The Far West, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Villa Huegel, Essen, West Germany; Oesterreichisches Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, 1976-1977.
1980
American Indian Life: Paintings by George Catlin, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980.
1981
George Catlin, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 1981-1982.
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.
1990
North American Indian Paintings by George Catlin (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, 1990-1991.
1992
North American Indian Paintings by George Catlin (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1992-1993.
1993
North American Indian Paintings by George Catlin (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Boise Art Museum, Idaho, 1993.
1994
North American Indian Paintings by George Catlin (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1994.
1994
North American Indian Paintings by George Catlin (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), West Bend Gallery of Fine Arts, Wisconsin, 1994.
1995
North American Indian Paintings by George Catlin (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Lore Degenstein Gallery, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 1995.
1995
North American Indian Paintings by George Catlin (NGA National Lending Service exhibition), Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1995, unnumbered brochure, color repro. on cover.
2002
George Catlin and His Indian Gallery, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C., 2002-2003, not in cat.

Bibliography

1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 28.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 47, repro.
1980
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1980: 11, repro.
1981
Williams 1981, repro. 77 (detail) and 80, 78-79.
1988
Wilmerding, John. American Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art. Rev. ed. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1988: 13, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 55, repro.
1997
Hughes, Robert. American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America. New York, 1997: 178-179, color fig. 107.

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