Stalking Buffalo, Arkansas

  • George Catlin, Stalking Buffalo, Arkansas, 1846-1848, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.599

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“The buffalo bull often grows to the enormous weight of 2000 pounds, and shakes a long and shaggy black mane, that falls in great profusion and confusion, over his head and shoulders; and oftentimes falling down quite to the ground. The horns are short, but very large, and have but one turn, i.e. they are a simple arch, without the least approach to a spiral form, like those of the common ox, or of the goat species . . .

Title
Stalking Buffalo, Arkansas
Artists
Date
1846-1848
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
20 x 27 1/4 in. (50.8 x 69.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Western
  • Landscape – Arkansas
  • Figure group – male
  • Animal – buffalo
  • Occupation – hunter
Object Number
1985.66.599
Palette
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