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George Catlin collection from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1840-1860

George Catlin collection from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1840-1860

Catlin, George, 1796-1872

Painter

Collection Information

Size: ca. 500 items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letters from Catlin to Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1840-1860, and 2 letters from Phillipps to Catlin; writings by Catlin; material on Catlin's Indian Gallery, including clippings, catalogs, handbills, invitations, Indian drawings, and printed material; a watercolor sketchbook; a list of paintings; Indian portrait sketches; and miscellany.

Biographical/Historical Note

Portrait painter, miniature painter, ethnographer; Pennsylvania Best known for his paintings of the American Indian. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Provenance

Microfilmed 1984 along with other selected art related papers from the Gilcrease Institute.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reel 3277 (frames 494-1305) available at Archives of American Art offices, the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

George Catlin collection from the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, 1840-1860. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.