View in the "Cross Timbers," Texas

  • George Catlin, View in the "Cross Timbers," Texas, 1832 or 1834-1835, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.362

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George Catlin traveled widely throughout the frontier, but never crossed into Texas, as the title of this painting implies. “Cross Timbers” probably refers to a location in Comanche Territory, where the artist journeyed in 1834. The conformation of the bald hills resembles Catlin's earlier views of the Upper Missouri, and the painting is of the same small size as the other landscapes in that series. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)

Title
View in the "Cross Timbers," Texas
Artist
Date
1832 or 1834-1835
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
11 1/4 x 14 3/8 in. (28.5 x 36.5 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Western
  • Landscape – river
  • Landscape – Texas – Cross Timbers
Object Number
1985.66.362
Palette
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