George Catlin Giclée Print "Indian Boy"
A fine open edition giclée reproduction print after the original 1835 oil painting by well listed and historically renowned Indian genre-figure and portrait painter George Catlin (1796 – 1872), titled, Indian Boy. The beautiful image depicts a pubescent boy, serene and stoic, standing against a sunset lit sky, wearing a headdress of feathers, and garments made of beaded fringed hide. He carries a bow and arrows in hand, a shield, and arrows in a pack on his back. This painting is in the collection of the Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Title, date, artist, and additional information about the painting are printed in the center margin below plate. This print is not framed, awaiting your choice of presentation.
George Catlin became the first American artist of stature to visit and depict the Plains Indians on his own volition, and he spent about eight years traveling among the 48 North American Indian tribes including to Alaska. His sketches and paintings are the first and most important record of land west of the Mississippi River before white settlement.
-lightly discolored around edges of paper. A crease to bottom left edge near center. Corners lightly worn.