Camanchee (Village)

Object Number: 
1872.23.129
Date: 
1866-68
Medium: 
Graphite and black ink on card
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Signed
Inscriptions: 
Signed at right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 129. / Camachee"
Description: 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: according to Catlin, a village of 1200 elaborately decorated wigwams by the Red River, with men on horseback, women with infants and children stretching and scraping skins, meat drying poles in the background, and in the foreground, a circle of young men playing a game with balls and short sticks
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