Prairie Dog Village

Object Number: 
1872.23.189
Date: 
1866-68
Medium: 
Graphite and black ink on prepared card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 189. / Pairie Dog Village"
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: Catlin's view of a prairie dog 'village', an area of the plains marked by hundreds of small mounds studded with the burrows of the rodent called the prairie dog- a close relative of the marmot and ground squirrel
Credit Line: 
Purchased by the Society
Provenance: 
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group