Elk Grazing on an Autumn Prairie

  • George Catlin, Elk Grazing on an Autumn Prairie, 1846-1848, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.598

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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.

Title
Elk Grazing on an Autumn Prairie
Artists
Date
1846-1848
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
20 1/8 x 27 3/8 in. (51.0 x 69.4 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – season – autumn
  • Animal – deer
  • Landscape – plain
  • Western
  • Figure group – male
Object Number
1985.66.598
Palette
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