George Catlin, St. Louis from the River Below, 1832-1833, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.311
“St. Louis . . . is a flourishing town, of 15,000 inhabitants, and destined to be the great emporium of the West . . . [It] is the great depot of all the Fur Trading Companies to the Upper Missouri and Rocky Mountains, and their starting-place; and also for the Santa Fe, and other Trading Companies, who reach the Mexican borders overland, to trade for silver bullion, from the extensive mines of that rich country . . .
St. Louis from the River Below
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19 3/8 x 26 3/4 in. (49.2 x 68.1 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- Cityscape – Missouri – St. Louis
- Landscape – river – Missouri River
- Waterscape – boat
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