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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.
1967
Catlin, Bodmer, Miller: Artist Explorers of the 1830's, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 1967-1974.
1982
Extended loan for use by The White House, Washington, D.C., 1982-1989.
1990
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Christopher Phillips, U.S. Embassy residence, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, 1990-1991.
1992
Extended loan for use by Ambassador Richard Stone, U.S. Embassy residence, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1992-1993.
1998
American Light: Selections from the National Gallery of Art, Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, 1998, no cat.
Bibliography
1970
American Paintings and Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1970: 24.
1980
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1980: 38, repro.
1992
American Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1992: 44, repro.