Detail View: George Catlin: The Printed Works: Beautiful grassy bluffs, 110 miles above St. Louis

Work Record ID: 
125
Reproduction Record ID: 
125
Work Class: 
landscapes (representations)
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
The Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians.
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
Beautiful grassy bluffs, 110 miles above St. Louis
Title Type: 
preferred title
Measurements: 
3.15 x 4.85 in (8.00 x 12.32 cm)
Measurement Type: 
dimensions
Material: 
paper (fiber product)
Material Type: 
support
Technique: 
chromolithograph
Creator: 
Catlin, George, 1796-1872
Creator Dates: 
1796-1872
Creator Nationality: 
American
Creator Type: 
personal name
Creator Role: 
painter
Date: 
1841
Date: 
1892
Date Type: 
facsimile
Location: 
Upper Missouri River (30 miles Above Ponca Village, Neb.)
Location Type: 
creation site
Repository: 
Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Repository Type: 
current repository
ID Number: 
ARB RB E77.C4 v.2
ID Number Type: 
call number
ID Number: 
120
ID Number Type: 
plate number
ID Number: 
373
ID Number Type: 
standard number
Style Period: 
Art, American--19th century
Style Period: 
realism
Culture: 
American
Subject: 
Upper Missouri River--Views
Subject: 
West (U.S.)--In art
Related Work: 
Catlin, George, 1796-1872. The Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London: Published by the Author, at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, 1841. [1892]
Relation Type: 
larger entity
Description: 
Described in Vol. II, pp. 8-9. Caption from Truettner catalog of Catlin's Indian Gallery. Description (Vol. II, p. 9) places the image site "...about thirty miles above the village of the Puncahs, and five miles above 'the Tower,'..." Entry from Catlin's 1848 catalog reads, "View on Upper Missouri--Beautiful Grassy Bluffs, 110 miles above St. Louis." Originally painted in 1832 (Truettner, 1979, p. 247). In the text, Catlin describes this view as "located but a few miles from 'Floyd's Bluff'"(Vol. 2, p. 5). He also identifies it as painted at the same location as Plate 119 (Gallery No. 399), i.e. "about thirty miles above the village of the Puncas, and five miles above 'the Tower.'"
Reproduction Rights Statement: 
(c)University of Cincinnati Digital Press 1997