George Catlin, Ta-wa-que-nah, or the Rocky Mountain, Near the Comanche Village, 1834-1835, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.352
“Our Camanchee guides . . . pointed to their village at several miles distance, in the midst of one of the most enchanting valleys that human eyes ever looked upon . . . with a magnificent range of mountains rising in distance beyond . . . composed entirely of a reddish granite of gneiss.” This painting is the most topographically accurate landscape of the Southern Great Plains series, and has a composition that is reminiscent of early Hudson River school paintings. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 41, 1841, reprint 1973; Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)
Ta-wa-que-nah, or the Rocky Mountain, Near the Comanche Village
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19 5/8 x 27 1/2 in. (49.7 x 70.0 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
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- oil on canvas
- Landscape – United States
- Landscape – mountain – Ta Wa Que Nah
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