View on Lake St. Croix, Upper Mississippi

  • George Catlin, View on Lake St. Croix, Upper Mississippi, 1835-1836, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr., 1985.66.350

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“The Upper Mississippi, like the Upper Missouri, must be approached to be appreciated; for all that can be seen on the Mississippi below St. Louis, or for several hundred miles above it, gives no hint or clue to the magnificence of the scenes which are continually opening to the view of the traveller, and riveting him to the deck of the steamer, through sunshine, lightning or rain, from the mouth of the Ouisconsin to the Fall of St. Anthony.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 50, 1841; reprint 1973)

Title
View on Lake St. Croix, Upper Mississippi
Artist
Date
1835-1836
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
19 1/2 x 26 3/4 in. (49.5 x 68.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Western
  • Landscape – lake – Lake Saint Croix
  • Landscape – river – Mississippi River
Object Number
1985.66.350
Palette
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