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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Catlin, George 49
Descriptions
Oil on paperboard 11
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
swimming Mandan 2 earth lodge 2 Indian 729 Missouri River 3 Fort Clark village 3
Date:
ca. 1855-1870
Dimensions:
Sheet height: 18.5 in, Sheet width: 24.75 in, Frame height: 23 in, Frame width: 29.125 in
Title:
Mandan Village, Mandan-View of the Missouri above the village whilst the women and children are bathing...
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Mellon
Gloss:
In the summer of 1832 Catlin spent nearly a month at Fort Clark on the Missouri River, adjacent to a Mandan Village. He found the circular formed, earth-covered lodges of the Mandan people to be very pleasing in appearance and included scenes of these homes in many paintings.
Inscription:
LL: A (over 182), Top center: (stenciled) 132, (in pencil) 131, On secondary typed label: AMNH: 182, Catlin 131, typed title
Remarks:
The invoice incorrectly states a total of 384 paintings. There were, in fact, 389 paintings purchased, 351 of which Mr. Mellon gave to the National Gallery of Art, Washington, in December 1965. 24 given to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, November 1985; 4 given to the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, December 1986; and the remaining 10 to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, December 1986. Oil on paperboard on Bristol Board.
Accession Number:
25.86

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