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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Catlin, George 49
Descriptions
oil on paper mounted on board 14
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Landscape 691 horse 394 Crow Indian 6
Date:
ca. 1850
Dimensions:
H: 15.875 in, width: 21.625 in, Frame height: 20.125 in, Frame width: 26 in, frame depth: 1.875 in
Title:
Crow Chief
Credit Line:
Bequest of Joseph M. Roebling
Gloss:
George Catlin believed that of all the Indians he met during his 1832 journey up the Missouri River, the Crow were the most beautifully adorned. They were also known for their extraordinary feats of horsemanship. Catlin painted this Crow chief in a traditional equestrian pose to ennoble him.
Inscription:
Stamped on back of frame: Prizes Value over 6000 and Glore Investment Company
Remarks:
Acoustiguide.
Publication:
Book: Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney, With A Catalog Of His Works; by Linda Bantel and Peter H. Hassrick; Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody Wyoming, 2006, page xxix
Accession Number:
7.80

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Whitney Western Art Museum.
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