View in the "Cross Timbers," Texas

Smithsonian American Art Museum

View in the "Cross Timbers," Texas

Artist
George Catlin, born Wilkes-Barre, PA 1796-died Jersey City, NJ 1872
Luce Center Label
George Catlin traveled widely throughout the frontier, but never crossed into Texas, as the title of this painting implies. “Cross Timbers” probably refers to a location in Comanche Territory, where the artist journeyed in 1834. The conformation of the bald hills resembles Catlin's earlier views of the Upper Missouri, and the painting is of the same small size as the other landscapes in that series. (Truettner, The Natural Man Observed, 1979)
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
1832 or 1834-1835
Object number
1985.66.362
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Type
Painting
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
11 1/4 x 14 3/8 in. (28.5 x 36.5 cm)
Department
Painting and Sculpture
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Topic
Landscape\river
Western
Landscape\Texas\Cross Timbers
Record ID
saam_1985.66.362
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7622c1d7f-f3ae-45c3-806a-a090010069aa

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