Niagara Falls

  • George Catlin, Niagara Falls, 1827-1828, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.386,504

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Long before the Rocky Mountains and Grand Canyon became tourist attractions, Niagara Falls was North America’s most celebrated natural landmark. George Catlin made several views of Niagara, and he exhibited a model of the falls with his Indian Gallery.

Title
Niagara Falls
Artist
Date
1827-1828
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
16 3/8 x 85 1/2 in. (41.5 x 217.1 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – waterfall – Niagara Falls
  • Landscape – New York – Niagara Falls
  • Landscape – Canada – Niagara Falls
Object Number
1985.66.386,504
Palette
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