Research material on George Catlin

Collection ID:
Truettner, William H.
[ca. 1863-1987]
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Photographs, photogravures and copy prints of images of George Catlin collected by National Museum of American Art curator William Truettner.
Scope and Contents
Included are: two photographs of Catlin, one at age 72, by Bernheim, Brussels, Belgium, 1886, and one taken between 1863 and 1865, by Cornelisse, Brussels, Belgium, and a copyprint, possibly of Catlin, taken in London, 1870. Copyprints and photogravure's of art works depicting Catlin include Catlin's self-portrait painted in 1824, a miniature of Catlin painted by W.H. Watkins in 1841, a portrait of Catlin from POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, 1891, after Watkins' 1841 miniature, a woodcut of Catlin by W.J. Linton, London, 1845, a watercolor of Catlin, possibly by Catlin, ca. 1851, and a half-length portrait of Catlin painted by William H. Fisk, 1849. Also included are photographs of Catlin's palette, and two letters regarding the photographs, 1987.

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Transferred from the National Museum of American Art by curator William Truettner, 1992. Truettner collected these images from various sources for his research on Catlin.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Painters Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catlin, George, 1796-1872 -- Portraits Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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