Prairie Bluffs at Sunrise, near the Mouth of the Yellowstone River

  • George Catlin, Prairie Bluffs at Sunrise, near the Mouth of the Yellowstone River, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.368

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George Catlin journeyed up the Missouri River in 1832. “I often landed my skiff,” he recalled, “and mounted the green carpeted bluffs whose soft grassy tops, invited me to recline, where I was at once lost in contemplation. Soul melting scenery that was about me! A place where the mind could think volumes; but the tongue must be silent that would speak, and the hand palsied that would write.

Title
Prairie Bluffs at Sunrise, near the Mouth of the Yellowstone River
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.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – plain
  • Western
  • Figure group – male
  • Landscape – river – Yellowstone River
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Landscape – time – sunrise
Object Number
1985.66.368
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