Picturesque Bluffs above Prairie du Chien

  • George Catlin, Picturesque Bluffs above Prairie du Chien, 1835-1836, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.317

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In addition to portraits of Native Americans, George Catlin captured images of the western landscape, and recorded his responses to the West’s remarkable beauty in his travel account Letters and Notes.

Title
Picturesque Bluffs above Prairie du Chien
Artists
Date
1835-1836
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
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – male
  • Western
  • Landscape – river
  • Landscape – Wisconsin – Prairie du Chien
  • Travel – water – canoe
  • Ethnic – Indian
Object Number
1985.66.317
Palette
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