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Batiste and I Running Buffalo, Mouth of the Yellowstone

Batiste and I Running Buffalo, Mouth of the Yellowstone
George Catlin, born Wilkes-Barre, PA 1796-died Jersey City, NJ 1872
George Catlin
oil on canvas
24 x 29 in. (60.9 x 73.7 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
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“Amidst the trampling throng, Mons. Chardon had wounded a stately bull, and at this moment was passing him again with his piece levelled for another shot; they were both at full speed and I also, within the reach of the muzzle of my gun, when the bull instantly turned and receiving the horse upon his horns, and the ground received poor Chardon, who made a frog's leap of some twenty feet or more over the bull's back, and almost under my horse's heels.” George Catlin made this sketch in 1832 on his Missouri River voyage. (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 1, no. 4, 1841; reprint 1973)
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