Grouse Shooting on the Missouri Prairies

  • George Catlin, Grouse Shooting on the Missouri Prairies, 1837-1839, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.426

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“In these delightful amusements, and with these pleasing companions, I have been for a while participating with great satisfaction; I have joined several times in the deer-hunts, and more frequently in grouse shooting . . .” The painting must have been a last-minute attempt by George Catlin to add variety to the Upper Missouri hunting scenes. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 33, 1841, reprint 1973; Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)

Title
Grouse Shooting on the Missouri Prairies
Artist
Date
1837-1839
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
19 5/8 x 27 1/2 in. (49.7 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
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Animal – bird – grouse
  • Landscape – Missouri
  • Figure group – male
  • Landscape – plain
  • Western
Object Number
1985.66.426
Palette
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