Sault Ste. Marie, Showing the United States Garrison in the Distance

  • George Catlin, Sault Ste. Marie, Showing the United States Garrison in the Distance, 1836-1837, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.339

Luce Center Label

George Catlin described this painting as “a view of the Sault de St. Marys, taken from the Canada shore, near the missionary-house, which is seen in the fore-ground of the picture, and in the distance, the United States Garrison, and the Rapids; and beyond them the Capes at the outlet of Lake Superior.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 54, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
Sault Ste. Marie, Showing the United States Garrison in the Distance
Artist
Date
1836-1837
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
  • Architecture – military – fort
  • Western
  • Cityscape – town
  • Landscape – Michigan – Sault Ste. Marie
Object Number
1985.66.339
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI