Picturesque Clay Bluff, 1700 Miles above St. Louis

  • George Catlin, Picturesque Clay Bluff, 1700 Miles above St. Louis, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.380

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“At the base of one of these [bluffs] . . . we with difficulty landed our canoe, and I ascended to its top, with some hours' labour; having to cut a foot-hold in the clay with my hatchet for each step, a great part of the way up its sides.

Title
Picturesque Clay Bluff, 1700 Miles above St. Louis
Artists
Date
1832
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
11 1/4 x 14 3/8 in. (28.5 x 36.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – river
  • Western
  • Landscape – mountain
Object Number
1985.66.380
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