George Catlin, Dying Buffalo Bull in a Snowdrift, 1837-1839, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.423
Winter buffalo hunts brought income from white traders and warm clothing provided by the animals’ luxuriant winter coats. In this dramatic image, George Catlin captured the hazards of hunting in ice and snow, depicting both hunter and prey as they lay dying in the winter landscape.
Dying Buffalo Bull in a Snowdrift
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20 x 27 3/8 in. (50.9 x 69.4 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Occupation – hunter
- Landscape – season – winter
- Ethnic – Indian
- Animal – buffalo
- Figure group – male
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