GEORGE CATLIN (1796-1872)
GEORGE CATLIN (1796-1872)
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Buffalo Chase, A Surround by the Hidatsa

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GEORGE CATLIN (1796-1872)
Buffalo Chase, A Surround by the Hidatsa
oil on canvas laid down on masonite
23 x 27 1⁄4 in. (58.4 x 69.2 cm.)
Painted circa 1832.
Provenance
Benjamin O’Fallon, Missouri.
Emily O’Fallon, daughter of the above, by descent, 1842.
The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois, acquired from the above, 1894.
Sotheby's, New York, 1 December 2011, lot 76, sold by the above.
Acquired by the late owner from the above.
Literature
G. Catlin, “Plate No. 9: Buffalo Hunt. A Surround,” North American Indian Portfolio: Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America, London, 1844, p. 10, lithograph illustrated.
G. Catlin, Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians written during Eight Years’ Travel (1832-1839) amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, vol. I, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1926, pl. 79, lithograph illustrated.
G. Quimby, Indians of the Western Frontier: Paintings of George Catlin, Chicago, Illinois, 1954, pp. 54-55.
W.H. Truettner, The Natural Man Observed: A Study of Catlin’s Indian Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1979, pp. 258.

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