George Catlin, Cabane's Trading House, 930 Miles above St. Louis, 1832, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.371
George Catlin’s Missouri River voyage in 1832 brought him into a vast country that led him to describe eloquently what he painted. “There is no more beautiful prairie country in the world, than that which is to be seen in this vicinity . . . The surface of the country is gracefully and slightly undulating, like the swells of the retiring ocean after a heavy storm. And everywhere covered with a beautiful green turf, and with occasional patches and clusters of trees.
Cabane's Trading House, 930 Miles above St. Louis
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11 1/4 x 14 3/8 in. (28.5 x 36.5 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
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- oil on canvas
- Landscape – water
- Landscape – United States
- Architecture Exterior – commercial – Cabane's Trading House
- Architecture Exterior – commercial – store
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