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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Catlin, George 49
Descriptions
Oil on paperboard 11
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Indian 729
Date:
ca. 1855-1870
Dimensions:
Sheet height: 18.625 in, Sheet width: 24.75 in, Sheet height: 21.5 in, Sheet width: 27.75 in, Frame height: 23 in, Frame width: 29.125 in
Title:
Primitive Sailing by the Winnebago Indians, Upper Mississippi
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Mellon
Gloss:
Having lost his first series of paintings through bankruptcy, Catlin began in the 1850s to reconstruct his Indian Gallery by painting the scenes again. This second series he called his "cartoon" collection, because the works were painted on paperboard. The word "cartoon" derives from the Italian word for paper, "cartone."
Inscription:
LL: A (over 253) Top of board: 200, On back of secondary support: Primitive Sailing; 199; LC: 151/4
Remarks:
Needs photography. Oil on paperboard on Bristol Board
Accession Number:
22.86

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