George Catlin, Elk Grazing on an Autumn Prairie, 1846-1848, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.598
The numbers and variety of game on the Plains provided a varied diet for Catlin and the soldiers and traders who lived along the frontier. In 1835, Catlin returned from Fort Snelling to Prairie du Chien, this time by canoe, living principally on game during the trip. “My voyage from the mouth of the Teton River to this place has been the most rugged, yet the most delightful, of my whole Tour.
Elk Grazing on an Autumn Prairie
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20 1/8 x 27 3/8 in. (51.0 x 69.4 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Landscape – season – autumn
- Animal – deer
- Landscape – plain
- Figure group – male
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