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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.
1983
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Helene A. von Damm, U.S. Embassy residence, Vienna, Austria, 1983-1986.
1986
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Frank Wisner, U.S. Embassy residence, Cairo, Egypt, 1986-1991.
1992
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Richard Capin, U.S. Embassy residence, Madrid, Spain, 1992-1994.
2006
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Al Hoffman, U.S. Embassy residence, Lisbon, Portugal, 2006-2009.
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: 75, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 71, repro.