View in the Big Bend of the Upper Missouri

  • George Catlin, View in the Big Bend of the Upper Missouri, 1832, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.391

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George Catlin painted this landscape in 1832, during a lengthy voyage on the Missouri River. He described the scene as “magnificent clay bluffs, with high table-land in the distance.” (Catlin, 1848 Catalogue, Catlin’s Indian Gallery, SAAM online exhibition)

Title
View in the Big Bend of the Upper Missouri
Artists
Date
1832
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
11 1/4 x 14 3/8 in. (28.5 x 36.6 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – river – Missouri River
  • Western
Object Number
1985.66.391
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