George Catlin, Catlin and His Men in Their Canoe, Urgently Solicited to Come Ashore, Upper Missouri, 1846-1848, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.585
The prairies of the 1830s were a paradise for animal predators as well as enthusiastic huntsmen. Eagles, wolves, mountain lions, and grizzly bears were among the beasts hunting the abundant antelope, elk, and buffalo. George Catlin described many encounters between predators and prey, but could only make quick sketches of these incidents as they unfolded, in hopes of capturing the excitement in more finished studio works.
Catlin and His Men in Their Canoe, Urgently Solicited to Come Ashore, Upper Missouri
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19 1/4 x 26 5/8 in. (48.9 x 67.7 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
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- oil on canvas
- Figure group – male
- Ethnic – Indian
- Travel – water – canoe
- Portrait male – Catlin, George – self-portrait
- Landscape – river – Missouri River
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