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George Catlin papers
Approximately 20 items documenting a collection of George Catlin paintings formerly in the Field Museum’s collection, including correspondence (1837-1894) about the acquisition, authentication, and provenance of the paintings and an 1837 letter from Catlin to New York to Gov. William Clark of Missouri, the original owner of the paintings.
Biographical Historical Note
George Catlin was a portrait painter, miniature painter, and ethnographer, best known for his paintings of the American Indian.