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
“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)
View on Lake St. Croix, Upper Mississippi
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- Not on view.
19 1/2 x 26 3/4 in. (49.5 x 68.0 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
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- oil on canvas
- Landscape – lake – Lake Saint Croix
- Landscape – river – Mississippi River
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