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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: 18.5 in, Sheet width: 25 in, Frame height: 23 in, Frame width: 29 in
Title:
The Last Race, Mandan (Eeh-K'na-K'nah-Pic)
Credit Line:
Gift of Paul Mellon
Gloss:
During his time at the Mandan village, Catlin was able to witness a major religious cermony, the O-kee-pa, a test of manhood and a fertility rite. His paintings and written descriptions of the ceremony recorded a rite that was not widely known or well understood outside the Mandan culture.
Inscription:
Top center: 420; 137, LL: A (over 198), On secondary support typed label: AMNH 198, Catlin: 420, (in pencil): 420, Mandan
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:
28.86

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