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George Catlin
Wild Horses, At Play

1844

$4,500

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One of the finest of George Catlin's ionic images of the Native American Western landscape from his North American Indian Portfolio. Hand-colored by John McGahey, printed by Day & Haghe, published 1844. George Catlin (1796 – 1872) was an American painter, author, and traveler, who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the Old West. Exploring the American West five times during the 1830s, Catlin was the first white man to depict the Native Americans in their original territory. Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian". He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter.

Details

  • Creator
    George Catlin (1796 - 1872, American)
  • Creation Year
    1844
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14.75 in. (37.47 cm)Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5184477692

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