Bogard, Batiste, and I, Traveling through a Missouri Bottom

  • George Catlin, Bogard, Batiste, and I, Traveling through a Missouri Bottom, 1837-1839, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.481

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“In this voyage, Ba'tiste and Bogard were my constant companions; and we all had our rifles, and used them often. We often went ashore amongst the herds of buffaloes, and were obliged to do so for our daily food.” George Catlin probably sketched this scene on the Upper Missouri in 1832, but didn’t complete this painting until several years later. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 32, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Bogard, Batiste, and I, Traveling through a Missouri Bottom
Artist
Date
1837-1839
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
19 5/8 x 27 1/2 in. (49.7 x 70.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Animal – horse
  • Landscape – river – Missouri River
  • Portrait male – Catlin, George – self-portrait
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1985.66.481
Palette
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