Batiste and I Running Buffalo, Mouth of the Yellowstone

  • George Catlin, Batiste and I Running Buffalo, Mouth of the Yellowstone, 1832-1833, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.421

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“Amidst the trampling throng, Mons. Chardon had wounded a stately bull, and at this moment was passing him again with his piece levelled for another shot; they were both at full speed and I also, within the reach of the muzzle of my gun, when the bull instantly turned and receiving the horse upon his horns, and the ground received poor Chardon, who made a frog's leap of some twenty feet or more over the bull's back, and almost under my horse's heels.” George Catlin made this sketch in 1832 on his Missouri River voyage. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no.

Title
Batiste and I Running Buffalo, Mouth of the Yellowstone
Artists
Date
1832-1833
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
24 x 29 in. (60.9 x 73.7 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male
  • Animal – buffalo
  • Portrait male – Catlin, George – self-portrait
  • Landscape – river – Yellowstone River
  • Animal – horse
  • Recreation – sport and play – hunting
Object Number
1985.66.421
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