Deer Hunting by Torchlight in Bark Canoes

  • George Catlin, Deer Hunting by Torchlight in Bark Canoes, 1846-1848, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.554

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George Catlin looked back nostalgically on his western adventures years after his final journey to the frontier. “In these delightful amusements,” he wrote, “and with these pleasing companions, I have been for a while participating with great satisfaction; I have joined several times in the deer-hunts . . .” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 33, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Deer Hunting by Torchlight in Bark Canoes
Artist
Date
1846-1848
On View
Dimensions
19 1/2 x 27 1/2 in. (49.5 x 70.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Occupation – hunter
  • Animal – deer
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Western
  • Landscape – time – night
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1985.66.554
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