George Catlin, South Side of Buffalo Island, Showing Buffalo Berries in the Foreground, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.387
George Catlin’s Missouri River voyage in 1832 brought him into a vast country that led him to describe eloquently what he painted. “There is no more beautiful prairie country in the world, than that which is to be seen in this vicinity . . . The surface of the country is gracefully and slightly undulating, like the swells of the retiring ocean after a heavy storm. And everywhere covered with a beautiful green turf, and with occasional patches and clusters of trees.
South Side of Buffalo Island, Showing Buffalo Berries in the Foreground
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11 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (28.5 x 36.7 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Figure group – male
- Landscape – island – Buffalo Island
- Landscape – United States – Buffalo Island
- Ethnic – Indian
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