View of the Junction of the Red River and the False Washita, in Texas

  • George Catlin, View of the Junction of the Red River and the False Washita, in Texas, 1834-1835, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.345

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“We are, at this place, on the banks of the Red River, having Texas under our eye on the opposite bank. Our encampment is on the point of land between the Red and False Washita rivers, at their junction; and the country about us is a panorama . . . of prairie and timber, alternating in the most delightful shapes and proportions that the eye of a connoisseur could desire. The verdure is everywhere of the deepest green.” George Catlin sketched this landscape in 1834, when he accompanied a regiment of the U.S. Dragoons to Indian Territory. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no.

Title
View of the Junction of the Red River and the False Washita, in Texas
Artists
Date
1834-1835
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
19 5/8 x 27 1/2 in. (49.7 x 70.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

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Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – river – False Wicheta
  • Landscape – river – Red River
  • Western
  • Landscape – Texas
Object Number
1985.66.345
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