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              • George Catlin (1796-1872), Buffalo Hunt, On Snow Shoes
                May. 18, 2024

                George Catlin (1796-1872), Buffalo Hunt, On Snow Shoes

                Est: $1,500 - $2,500

                Title: Buffalo Hunt, On Snow Shoes Dimensions: 13 x 18 1/2 Framed Dimensions: 23 x 27 x 7/8 Signature: signed lower left: Catlin, del. titled lower center: Buffalo Hunt, On Snow Shoes, No. 15, Published at James Akerman's Lithographic Rooms, 304 Broadway, N.Y.

                Jackson Hole Art Auction
              • Books, George Catlin
                May. 18, 2024

                Books, George Catlin

                Est: $700 - $1,000

                (lot of 2) George Catlin (American, 1796-1872), North American Indian Portfolio. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989, 2 volumes both elephant folios, one being a bound folio and the other being the same title in an unbound portfolio. Provenance: Estate of Meri Jaye, a renowned maritime collector and interior designer of passenger and cargo ships, Nob Hill, San Francisco

                Clars Auctions
              • GEORGE CATLIN "OJIBBEWAYS" HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH
                May. 05, 2024

                GEORGE CATLIN "OJIBBEWAYS" HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH

                Est: -

                George Catlin (1796-1872) "Ojibbeways" Hand-Colored Lithograph. Inscribed near lower left "Day & Haghe". The plate depicts a group of Ojibwe (also Ojibway, O-Jib-Be-Ways or Chippewa) who traveled and performed with Catlin in the 1840s. The upper image represents a group of nine Ojibwe, and below the group portrait, the artist made profile views of each figure’s face, identified with a number. Artist: George Catlin Title: "Ojibbeways" Medium: Hand-Colored Lithograph Signature Type: Unsigned Site Measurement: 13.625" x 20.25" Sheet Keywords: Native American, Indian Artwork, Art; Ref: BD1940

                Bradford's
              • Catlin, George. Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London: Self published, 1841...
                Apr. 20, 2024

                Catlin, George. Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London: Self published, 1841...

                Est: $300 - $500

                Catlin, George. Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians. London: Self published, 1841. First edition, 2 volumes. Provenance: Estate of Meri Jaye, a renowned maritime collector and interior designer of passenger and cargo ships, Nob Hill, San Francisco

                Clars Auctions
              • Books, George Catlin
                Apr. 20, 2024

                Books, George Catlin

                Est: $1,500 - $2,000

                (lot of 2) George Catlin (American, 1796-1872), North American Indian Portfolio. New York: Abbeville Press, 1989, 2 volumes both elephant folios, one being a bound folio and the other being the same title in an unbound portfolio. Provenance: Estate of Meri Jaye, a renowned maritime collector and interior designer of passenger and cargo ships, Nob Hill, San Francisco

                Clars Auctions
              • [CATLIN, George (1796-1872)]. Catalogue of Catlin’s Indian ...
                Apr. 18, 2024

                [CATLIN, George (1796-1872)]. Catalogue of Catlin’s Indian ...

                Est: $100 - $200

                [CATLIN, George (1796-1872)]. Catalogue of Catlin’s Indian Gallery of Portraits, Landscapes, Manners and Customs, Costumes…Collected During Seven Years’ Travel, Amongst Thirty-Eight Different Tribes, Speaking Different Languages. New York: Piercy & Reed, 1837. 12pp. (of 36), 8vo (184 x 114 mm). (Spotting). -- [With:] a 1pp. extract from a 29th Congress, 1st Session, Senate issue, regarding the “Memorial of George Catlin, Praying Congress to purchase his collection of Indian portraits and curiosities”. Catlin was an American painter, author, and traveler known for his significant contributions to the documentation of Native American cultures in the 19th century. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Catlin is best remembered for his extensive travels across the American West between 1830 and 1836, where he lived among and painted portraits of various Native American tribes. His artworks provide a valuable and often sympathetic insight into the diverse indigenous cultures, traditions, and ceremonies of the time. Catlin’s dedication to preserving the vanishing way of life of Native Americans led him to propose the establishment of a national park to protect their land and culture, an idea that anticipated the later conservation movement. His extensive collection of paintings, artifacts, and writings is now housed in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

                Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.
              • CATLIN (George)
                Apr. 04, 2024

                CATLIN (George)

                Est: £70 - £100

                CATLIN (George) Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, 1841, 8vo, vol. I only (of 2), 75 plates, ex. library, heavily used and age stained, binding broken. Sold as a collection of plates, not subject to return.

                Cheffins
              • Group of 3 Hand Colored Steel Engravings on Paper
                Mar. 24, 2024

                Group of 3 Hand Colored Steel Engravings on Paper

                Est: $700 - $1,100

                Group of 3 Hand Colored Steel Engravings on Paper. George Catlin (1796-1872) American. All printed around 1855 by H. Bailliere NY and London depicting Native Americans. Titled Strong Wind, The Mink, and A cherokee Warrior Chief. Overall Size: 17 1/4 x 13 in, Sight Size: 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. #2035 Location Box 3

                Sarasota Estate Auction
              • George Catlin, American (1796-1872), Buffalo Dance, Plate 8, 1844-1845, hand-colored lithograph
                Mar. 16, 2024

                George Catlin, American (1796-1872), Buffalo Dance, Plate 8, 1844-1845, hand-colored lithograph

                Est: $500 - $700

                George Catlin American, (1796-1872) Buffalo Dance, Plate 8, 1844-1845 hand-colored lithograph framed.

                Link Auction Galleries
              • George Catlin, American (1796-1872), Black Hawk, A Sauk Cheif, and Nah-Pope a Sauk Warrior, 1855, lithographs, hand colored
                Mar. 16, 2024

                George Catlin, American (1796-1872), Black Hawk, A Sauk Cheif, and Nah-Pope a Sauk Warrior, 1855, lithographs, hand colored

                Est: $250 - $350

                George Catlin American, (1796-1872) Black Hawk, A Sauk Cheif, and Nah-Pope a Sauk Warrior, 1855 lithographs, hand colored matted, unframed. Chicago's hockey team was named after the Sauk Indian Chief Black Hawk.

                Link Auction Galleries
              • George Catlin, Group of Three Chromolithographs, ca. 1880-1913
                Mar. 14, 2024

                George Catlin, Group of Three Chromolithographs, ca. 1880-1913

                Est: $400 - $800

                George Catlin (1796 - 1872) Group of Three Chromolithographs, ca. 1880-1913 lithograph Kee-o-kúk, Chief of the Tribe printed upper right: 156 printed lower left: G. Catlin printed lower center: 280 Going to and Returning from Washington printed lower left: G. Catlin White Buffalo: Blackfoot Medicine Man printed upper right: 10 printed lower left: G. Catlin printed lower center: 15

                Santa Fe Art Auction
              • George Catlin, Buffalo Hunt, Under the White Wolf Skin
                Mar. 14, 2024

                George Catlin, Buffalo Hunt, Under the White Wolf Skin

                Est: $400 - $800

                George Catlin (1796 - 1872) Buffalo Hunt, Under the White Wolf Skin, ca. 1844 lithograph Plate 13 from George Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, a suite of twenty-five bound lithographs on wove paper (1844). inscribed lower left: Catlin, del_on Stone by McGahey. titled lower center: No 13 / BUFFALO HUNT, UNDER THE WHITE WOLF SKIN. / (from Catlin's N.A. Indian Collection.) inscribed lower right: Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the Queen

                Santa Fe Art Auction
              • George Catlin, North American Indians, ca. 1844
                Mar. 13, 2024

                George Catlin, North American Indians, ca. 1844

                Est: $600 - $900

                George Catlin (1796 - 1872) North American Indians, ca. 1844 lithograph Plate 1 from George Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, a suite of twenty-five bound lithographs on wove paper (1844). printed lower left: Catlin del er Lith printed lower right: Day & Hague Lith to the Queen

                Santa Fe Art Auction
              • Catlin, Folio - Buffalo Hunt, Approaching in a Ravine. 11
                Jan. 20, 2024

                Catlin, Folio - Buffalo Hunt, Approaching in a Ravine. 11

                Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio features stunning lithographs which capture Native American history. Field describes the lithographs as “beautiful scenes in Indian life [that] are probably the most truthful ever presented to the public.” The full title reads North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years travel amongst forty-eight of the wildest and most remote tribes of savages in North America. This is a first edition folio lithograph that was published in London beginning in 1844 for George Catlin / Egyptial Hall [but Chatto & Windus]. The lithographs were printed by Day & Haghe from a selection of the greatest images from Catlin’s travels. George Catlin’s Portfolio marks a noteworthy moment in American history. Catlin traveled extensively chronicling the lives and culture of Indians across America. He created nearly 500 paintings of which some were used to make prints for this momentous work. Catlin described his need to do this work in that “the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.” Original images of Native Americans are uncommon from the 19th century, and Catlin’s are among the most detailed and impressive. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. Paper Size ~ 16 1/2" by 23"

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Stampede of a Buffalo Herd
                Jan. 19, 2024

                Stampede of a Buffalo Herd

                Est: $60,000 - $80,000

                Western Art and Design from Bar Cross Ranch, Wyoming George Catlin 1796 - 1872 Stampede of a Buffalo Herd oil on canvas 19 by 26 ¾ in. 48.3 by 67.9 cm. Executed circa 1846-48. 

                Sotheby's
              • Tuch-ee, A Celebrated War Chief of the Cherokees
                Jan. 19, 2024

                Tuch-ee, A Celebrated War Chief of the Cherokees

                Est: $25,000 - $35,000

                Western Art and Design from Bar Cross Ranch, Wyoming George Catlin 1796 - 1872 Tuch-ee, A Celebrated War Chief of the Cherokees inscribed Cherokee Chief (lower center); numbered 284 (upper right) watercolor and pencil on paper 9 ⅝ by 6 ⅞ in. 24.4 by 17.5 cm. Executed circa 1834.

                Sotheby's
              • Buffalo Chase, A Surround by the Hidatsa
                Jan. 19, 2024

                Buffalo Chase, A Surround by the Hidatsa

                Est: $700,000 - $1,000,000

                Western Art and Design from Bar Cross Ranch, Wyoming George Catlin 1796 - 1872 Buffalo Chase, A Surround by the Hidatsa oil on canvas laid down on Masonite 23 by 27 ½ in. 58.4 by 69.9 cm. Executed in 1830-32.

                Sotheby's
              • North American Indians
                Jan. 19, 2024

                North American Indians

                Est: $20,000 - $30,000

                Western Art and Design from Bar Cross Ranch, Wyoming George Catlin 1796 - 1872 North American Indians inscribed Osage Warrior. Iroquois. Pawnee Woman. and titled (lower center) watercolor and pencil on paper laid down on canvas 17 ½ by 14 in. 44.5 by 35.6 cm.

                Sotheby's
              • Wah-ro-née-sah, The Surrounder, Chief of the Tribe
                Jan. 19, 2024

                Wah-ro-née-sah, The Surrounder, Chief of the Tribe

                Est: $50,000 - $70,000

                Western Art and Design from Bar Cross Ranch, Wyoming George Catlin 1796 - 1872 Wah-ro-née-sah, The Surrounder, Chief of the Tribe inscribed Chief of the Ottoes (lower right); numbered 117 (upper right) watercolor, gouache, and pencil on paper 9 ⅝ by 6 ⅜ in. 24.4 by 16.2 cm. Executed circa 1832.

                Sotheby's
              • La-wáh-he-coots-la-sháw-no, Brave Chief, a Skidi (Wolf) Pawnee
                Jan. 19, 2024

                La-wáh-he-coots-la-sháw-no, Brave Chief, a Skidi (Wolf) Pawnee

                Est: $8,000 - $12,000

                Western Art and Design from Bar Cross Ranch, Wyoming George Catlin 1796 - 1872 La-wáh-he-coots-la-sháw-no, Brave Chief, a Skidi (Wolf) Pawnee signed in another hand (lower right); inscribed and numbered 110 (lower center) pencil on paper 7 ¾ by 5 ½ in. 19.7 by 14.0 cm. Executed circa 1852-68

                Sotheby's
              • Pr of George Catlin Indigenous Lithgraphs.
                Jan. 13, 2024

                Pr of George Catlin Indigenous Lithgraphs.

                Est: $150 - $300

                George Catlin (American, 1796-1872). This lot contains two lithographs titled "North American Indians" and "Buffalo Dance". They are Marked as printed by Day & Haghe, Lithographers to the Queen, London. They are housed in matching wooden frames, with gray-brown mats. The frames are a bit scuffed, and the mats exhibit some discoloration. The sight areas measure 20 1/2" x 15", and the frames measure 28" x 22". In-house shipping is available. Please see our website regarding our in-house shipping procedures.

                Direct Auction Galleries, Inc.
              • George Catlin "Buffalo Hunt, Approaching in a Ravine"
                Dec. 16, 2023

                George Catlin "Buffalo Hunt, Approaching in a Ravine"

                Est: $1,200 - $1,800

                1844/45. Hand-colored lithograph.

                Kiechel Auction
              • Catlin, George - Letters and notes of the manners, customs and conditions of the North American Indians.
                Dec. 15, 2023

                Catlin, George - Letters and notes of the manners, customs and conditions of the North American Indians.

                Est: €1,200 - €1,400

                London: Published by the author, at the Egyptian Hall, Piccadilly, 1841. First edition. 8th, vols. 2, pp. 264; 266 with 180 plates, colored in watercolor and lithographed from the author's drawings, including the map of the United States, folded several times, depicting the location of the various Native American tribes in 1833. Some files detached and front plate partially detached. Editorial cloth binding with title and illustrations in gold and black on the spine and cover.

                Finarte
              • GEORGE CATLIN, AMERICAN 1796-1872, A PAIR OF PRINTS: "YOUNG MAHASKAH" and "KI-ON-TWOC-KY", Frames: 19 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (48.9 x 40 cm.)
                Dec. 07, 2023

                GEORGE CATLIN, AMERICAN 1796-1872, A PAIR OF PRINTS: "YOUNG MAHASKAH" and "KI-ON-TWOC-KY", Frames: 19 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (48.9 x 40 cm.)

                Est: $300 - $500

                GEORGE CATLIN AMERICAN, 1796-1872 A PAIR OF PRINTS: "YOUNG MAHASKAH" and "KI-ON-TWOC-KY" (2)

                Potomack Company
              • Catlin, Folio - Antelope Shooting. 20
                Nov. 11, 2023

                Catlin, Folio - Antelope Shooting. 20

                Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio features stunning lithographs which capture Native American history. Field describes the lithographs as “beautiful scenes in Indian life [that] are probably the most truthful ever presented to the public.” The full title reads North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years travel amongst forty-eight of the wildest and most remote tribes of savages in North America. This is a first edition folio lithograph that was published in London beginning in 1844 for George Catlin / Egyptial Hall [but Chatto & Windus]. The lithographs were printed by Day & Haghe from a selection of the greatest images from Catlin’s travels. George Catlin’s Portfolio marks a noteworthy moment in American history. Catlin traveled extensively chronicling the lives and culture of Indians across America. He created nearly 500 paintings of which some were used to make prints for this momentous work. Catlin described his need to do this work in that “the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.” Original images of Native Americans are uncommon from the 19th century, and Catlin’s are among the most detailed and impressive. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. Paper Size ~ 16 1/2" by 23"

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • George Catlin Native American Chief's Lithographs
                Nov. 11, 2023

                George Catlin Native American Chief's Lithographs

                Est: $300 - $600

                Featured in this lot is this George Catlin Native American Chief's lithograph collection. There are a total of four total lithographs in this collection. The first is titled Keokuk, The Watchful Fox - Sauk Chief. The second is of Stu-mick-o-sucks, The Buffalo Bull's Back Fat - Blackfoot Head Chief (Blood Tribe). The third is of chief Tah-teck-a-da-hair, The Steep Wind - Teton Dakota Brave (Western Sioux). The last is of chief Mah-to-toh-pa, The Four Bears - Mandan Second Chief. T raveling to the American West five times during the 1830s, Catlin wrote about and painted portraits that depicted the life of the Plains Indians. From 1832 to 1837, Catlin spent summers (and one winter) traveling with and documenting the life of Native Americans from the Sioux (Lakota), Blackfeet, Crow, Mandan and other tribes. With the advent of railroads, Catlin saw that American culture was moving from the East Coast toward the West and knew that the Native Americans way of life likely would drastically change as development reached them. He would sketch while out with the tribes and then return to his studio in the winter to add color. The condition of this collection of lithographs is good with some wear to the envelope but otherwise shows good overall condition. The measurements of this collection is 14 1/2" x 11 1/4".

                North American Auction Company
              • America.- Catlin (George) Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, 2 vol., third edition, 1842.
                Oct. 26, 2023

                America.- Catlin (George) Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, 2 vol., third edition, 1842.

                Est: £100 - £150

                NO RESERVE America.- Catlin (George) Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, 2 vol., third edition, 286 illustrations only (of 312), lacking 3 maps, scattered faint spotting, bookplate, previous owner's autograph note loosely inserted, free endpapers expertly strengthened at edges, contemporary half-calf, rebacked retaining original backstrip, a little rubbed, slight bumping to corners and extremities, 8vo, 1842.

                Forum Auctions - UK
              • Catlin, Folio - Buffalo Hunt, Approaching in a Ravine. 11
                Sep. 23, 2023

                Catlin, Folio - Buffalo Hunt, Approaching in a Ravine. 11

                Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio features stunning lithographs which capture Native American history. Field describes the lithographs as “beautiful scenes in Indian life [that] are probably the most truthful ever presented to the public.” The full title reads North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years travel amongst forty-eight of the wildest and most remote tribes of savages in North America. This is a first edition folio lithograph that was published in London beginning in 1844 for George Catlin / Egyptial Hall [but Chatto & Windus]. The lithographs were printed by Day & Haghe from a selection of the greatest images from Catlin’s travels. George Catlin’s Portfolio marks a noteworthy moment in American history. Catlin traveled extensively chronicling the lives and culture of Indians across America. He created nearly 500 paintings of which some were used to make prints for this momentous work. Catlin described his need to do this work in that “the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.” Original images of Native Americans are uncommon from the 19th century, and Catlin’s are among the most detailed and impressive. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. Paper Size ~ 16 1/2" by 23"

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Catlin, Folio - Buffalo Hunt, Under the White Wolf Skin. 13
                Sep. 16, 2023

                Catlin, Folio - Buffalo Hunt, Under the White Wolf Skin. 13

                Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio features stunning lithographs which capture Native American history. Field describes the lithographs as “beautiful scenes in Indian life [that] are probably the most truthful ever presented to the public.” The full title reads North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years travel amongst forty-eight of the wildest and most remote tribes of savages in North America. This is a first edition folio lithograph that was published in London beginning in 1844 for George Catlin / Egyptial Hall [but Chatto & Windus]. The lithographs were printed by Day & Haghe from a selection of the greatest images from Catlin’s travels. George Catlin’s Portfolio marks a noteworthy moment in American history. Catlin traveled extensively chronicling the lives and culture of Indians across America. He created nearly 500 paintings of which some were used to make prints for this momentous work. Catlin described his need to do this work in that “the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.” Original images of Native Americans are uncommon from the 19th century, and Catlin’s are among the most detailed and impressive. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. Paper Size ~ 16 1/2" by 23"

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Catlin, Folio, Mounted - Pair of Hunting Buffalo Lithographs
                Sep. 09, 2023

                Catlin, Folio, Mounted - Pair of Hunting Buffalo Lithographs

                Est: $4,000 - $8,000

                George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio features stunning lithographs which capture Native American history. Field describes the lithographs as “beautiful scenes in Indian life [that] are probably the most truthful ever presented to the public.” The full title reads North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years travel amongst forty-eight of the wildest and most remote tribes of savages in North America. This is a folio lithograph that was published in London circa 1875 for George Catlin by Day & Haghe as part of Reese's fourth issue. The lithographs are considered to be from the best edition which are mounted on card and feature original hand-coloring to imitate watercolors. The lithographs were printed by Day & Haghe from a selection of the greatest images from Catlin’s travels. George Catlin’s Portfolio marks a noteworthy moment in American history. Catlin traveled extensively chronicling the lives and culture of Indians across America. He created nearly 500 paintings of which some were used to make prints for this momentous work. Catlin described his need to do this work in that “the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.” Original images of Native Americans are uncommon from the 19th century, and Catlin’s are among the most detailed and impressive. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Catlin, Folio - Buffalo Hunt, Surround. 9
                Sep. 09, 2023

                Catlin, Folio - Buffalo Hunt, Surround. 9

                Est: $2,000 - $4,000

                George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio features stunning lithographs which capture Native American history. Field describes the lithographs as “beautiful scenes in Indian life [that] are probably the most truthful ever presented to the public.” The full title reads North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years travel amongst forty-eight of the wildest and most remote tribes of savages in North America. This is a first edition folio lithograph that was published in London beginning in 1844 for George Catlin / Egyptial Hall [but Chatto & Windus]. The lithographs were printed by Day & Haghe from a selection of the greatest images from Catlin’s travels. George Catlin’s Portfolio marks a noteworthy moment in American history. Catlin traveled extensively chronicling the lives and culture of Indians across America. He created nearly 500 paintings of which some were used to make prints for this momentous work. Catlin described his need to do this work in that “the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.” Original images of Native Americans are uncommon from the 19th century, and Catlin’s are among the most detailed and impressive. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate. Paper Size ~ 16 1/2" by 23"

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • America.- Catlin (George) Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, 2 vol. bound as 4, second edition, 1841; and others similar (16)
                Sep. 07, 2023

                America.- Catlin (George) Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, 2 vol. bound as 4, second edition, 1841; and others similar (16)

                Est: £300 - £400

                America.- Catlin (George) Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians, 2 vol. bound as 4, second edition, frontispiece, plates, one folding map, split in half at foldline, one or two short marginal tears and loss to corners, neat tissue repairs, scattered faint spotting, modern calf-backed boards, 1841 § Dodge (Colonel Richard Irving) Our Wild Indians: Thirty-Three Years' Personal Experience ..., portrait frontispiece, plates, occasional marginal water-staining, ex-library with usual ink-stamps, modern crushed morocco-backed boards, Hartford, Conn., 1882 § Garland (Hamlin) The Book of the American Indian, first edition, frontispiece, plates, scattered spotting, original cloth-backed boards, slight bumping to corners and extremities, New York & London, 1923; and others similar, v.s. (16)

                Forum Auctions - UK
              • George Catlin, "Buffalo Hunt, White Wolves Attacking a Buffalo Bull"
                Aug. 26, 2023

                George Catlin, "Buffalo Hunt, White Wolves Attacking a Buffalo Bull"

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Painting

                Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC
              • George Catlin, "Buffalo Hunt, Under the White Wolf Skin"
                Aug. 26, 2023

                George Catlin, "Buffalo Hunt, Under the White Wolf Skin"

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Painting

                Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC
              • George Catlin, "Buffalo Hunt Chase"
                Aug. 26, 2023

                George Catlin, "Buffalo Hunt Chase"

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Painting

                Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC
              • George Catlin, "Archery of the Mandans"
                Aug. 26, 2023

                George Catlin, "Archery of the Mandans"

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Painting

                Scottsdale Art Auction, LLC
              • George Catlin "N.A. Indian Collection" Prints, 3
                Aug. 06, 2023

                George Catlin "N.A. Indian Collection" Prints, 3

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                Three George Catlin (American, 1796-1872) lithographs from the "Native American Indian Collection" comprising No. 3 "Wild Horses, At Play," No. 18 "The Bear Dance," and No. 21 "Ball Players," all printed by Day & Haghe, Lithographers to the Queen, London, matted, and housed under glass in hardwood frames. Image: 15" H x 19" W; frame: 23.5" H x 28.25" W.

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              • Original Catlin Lithograph - "Ball Play Dance" (1844)
                Aug. 04, 2023

                Original Catlin Lithograph - "Ball Play Dance" (1844)

                Est: $5,000 - $7,500

                George Catlin (American, 1796-1872). "Ball Play Dance" lithograph with original hand coloring from deluxe limited edition of Catlin's "North American Indian Portfolio: Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America," among the most significant accounts of Native American life, printed by Day & Haghe in London, 1844. George Catlin was the first accomplished artist to travel among and visually document the customs and traditions of the Plains Indians. Catlin hoped that his artwork and written observations would demonstrate the importance of respecting and preserving Native American culture. Please note, this is an original hand-colored antique lithograph that has been professionally mounted in a custom, museum quality frame with under glass. Size (sight view): 14.375" L x 18.875" W (36.5 cm x 47.9 cm) Size (frame): 25.625" L x 30.125" W (65.1 cm x 76.5 cm) In 1830, George Catlin - lawyer turned artist - left his home in Pennsylvania to travel the American West and visually document North American Indians and their ways of life. After 8 years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, he created an "Indian Gallery," comprised of more than 400 paintings and an expansive collection of artifacts he had collected during his travels. In addition to exhibiting these, Catlin published a selection of his finest works in the "North American Indian Portfolio" in order to expand his audience. Catlin's oeuvre stems from a lifelong fascination with Native Americans and a desire to preserve, in his words, "the looks and customs of the vanishing races of native man in America" with his art. This passion took root when Catlin was just a nine-year-old boy; exploring the woods of southcentral New York along the Susquehanna River in 1805, he came upon an Oneida Indian who greeted him in a warm, kind-hearted manner. This memory purportedly stayed with the artist throughout his career. Despite the fact that Catlin had no formal training as an artist, he did have an undeniable talent for drawing. Although his father encouraged him to study law instead of art, the legal trials were far less interesting to Catlin that the imagery before him. Catlin found himself sketching judges, offenders, and jury members, and within a few years time, he decided to sell his law books and move to Philadelphia to pursue art. Lacking direction, he painted portraits but was dissatisfied with these subjects until, in approximately 1828, a delegation of Native Americans stopped in Philadelphia en route to Washington, D.C. and Catlin was reportedly drawn to what he described as "their classic beauty." Seduced by the romance of the "disappearing races", Catlin recognized that smallpox and whiskey were decimating the indigenous peoples, and vowed that "nothing short of the loss of my life, shall prevent me from visiting their country, and of becoming their historian." So in 1830, Catlin headed West where he stayed for six years (returning East most winters to his family) and painted 300 portraits and almost 175 ritual scenes and landscapes. In 1837, following his return to New York, Catlin set up an exhibition in salon style (stacked from floor to ceiling) that made quite an impression. As an artist, Catlin was both honored and criticized during his lifetime; however, the fact that he had created the largest of pre-photographic imagery depicting Native americans - a remarkable record - is undeniable. Bruce Watson, in his review of a 2002 Renwick Gallery exhibition of Catlin's work, wrote, "Though not the first artist to paint American Indians, Catlin was the first to picture them so extensively in their own territories and one of the few to portray them as fellow human beings rather than savages. His more realistic approach grew out of his appreciation for a people who, he wrote, 'had been invaded, their morals corrupted, their lands wrested from them, their customs changed, and therefore lost to the world.' Such empathy was uncommon in 1830, the year the federal Indian Removal Act forced Southeastern tribes to move to what is now Oklahoma along the disastrous 'Trail of Tears.'" (Bruce Watson, "George Catlin's Obsession," Smithsonian Magazine, December, 2002) In a famous passage from the preface of his "North American Indian Portfolio", Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia inspired him to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian". Understanding that the Native Americans' future was in jeopardy, Catlin he worked tirelessly, always feeling the pressure of time, to record what he saw - an artist-as-ethnographer. From 1832 to 1837 Catlin sketched the tribes during the summer months and during the winters he would paint the imagery in oils. In addition to exhibiting these, he published a selection of the finest of images from this record in the "North American Indian Portfolio" in order to expand his audience. "Ball Play Dance" was part of this publishing venture. Cf. William S. Reese, The Production of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, 1844-1876. Provenance: private Colorado Collection; Private Collection of a Private Colorado Family All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #178901

                Artemis Gallery
              • Original Catlin Lithograph - "Joc-O-Sot" (1844)
                Aug. 04, 2023

                Original Catlin Lithograph - "Joc-O-Sot" (1844)

                Est: $9,000 - $13,500

                George Catlin (American, 1796-1872). "JOC-O-SOT (The Walking Bear) A Sauk Chief from the Upper Missouri U. L. Am." lithograph with original hand coloring from deluxe limited edition of Catlin's "North American Indian Portfolio: Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America," among the most significant accounts of Native American life, printed by Day & Haghe in London, 1844. George Catlin was the first accomplished artist to travel among and visually document the customs and traditions of the Plains Indians. Catlin hoped that his artwork and written observations would demonstrate the importance of respecting and preserving Native American culture. Please note, this is an original hand-colored antique lithograph that has been professionally mounted in a custom, museum quality frame with under glass. Size (sight view): 18.7" L x 12.7" W (47.5 cm x 32.3 cm) Size (frame): 30" L x 24.125" W (76.2 cm x 61.3 cm) In 1830, George Catlin - lawyer turned artist - left his home in Pennsylvania to travel the American West and visually document North American Indians and their ways of life. After 8 years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, he created an "Indian Gallery," comprised of more than 400 paintings and an expansive collection of artifacts he had collected during his travels. In addition to exhibiting these, Catlin published a selection of his finest works in the "North American Indian Portfolio" in order to expand his audience. Catlin's oeuvre stems from a lifelong fascination with Native Americans and a desire to preserve, in his words, "the looks and customs of the vanishing races of native man in America" with his art. This passion took root when Catlin was just a nine-year-old boy; exploring the woods of southcentral New York along the Susquehanna River in 1805, he came upon an Oneida Indian who greeted him in a warm, kind-hearted manner. This memory purportedly stayed with the artist throughout his career. Despite the fact that Catlin had no formal training as an artist, he did have an undeniable talent for drawing. Although his father encouraged him to study law instead of art, the legal trials were far less interesting to Catlin that the imagery before him. Catlin found himself sketching judges, offenders, and jury members, and within a few years time, he decided to sell his law books and move to Philadelphia to pursue art. Lacking direction, he painted portraits but was dissatisfied with these subjects until, in approximately 1828, a delegation of Native Americans stopped in Philadelphia en route to Washington, D.C. and Catlin was reportedly drawn to what he described as "their classic beauty." Seduced by the romance of the "disappearing races", Catlin recognized that smallpox and whiskey were decimating the indigenous peoples, and vowed that "nothing short of the loss of my life, shall prevent me from visiting their country, and of becoming their historian." So in 1830, Catlin headed West where he stayed for six years (returning East most winters to his family) and painted 300 portraits and almost 175 ritual scenes and landscapes. In 1837, following his return to New York, Catlin set up an exhibition in salon style (stacked from floor to ceiling) that made quite an impression. As an artist, Catlin was both honored and criticized during his lifetime; however, the fact that he had created the largest of pre-photographic imagery depicting Native americans - a remarkable record - is undeniable. Bruce Watson, in his review of a 2002 Renwick Gallery exhibition of Catlin's work, wrote, "Though not the first artist to paint American Indians, Catlin was the first to picture them so extensively in their own territories and one of the few to portray them as fellow human beings rather than savages. His more realistic approach grew out of his appreciation for a people who, he wrote, 'had been invaded, their morals corrupted, their lands wrested from them, their customs changed, and therefore lost to the world.' Such empathy was uncommon in 1830, the year the federal Indian Removal Act forced Southeastern tribes to move to what is now Oklahoma along the disastrous 'Trail of Tears.'" (Bruce Watson, "George Catlin's Obsession," Smithsonian Magazine, December, 2002) In a famous passage from the preface of his "North American Indian Portfolio", Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia inspired him to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian". Understanding that the Native Americans' future was in jeopardy, Catlin he worked tirelessly, always feeling the pressure of time, to record what he saw - an artist-as-ethnographer. From 1832 to 1837 Catlin sketched the tribes during the summer months and during the winters he would paint the imagery in oils. In addition to exhibiting these, he published a selection of the finest of images from this record in the "North American Indian Portfolio" in order to expand his audience. "Joc-O-Sot" was part of this publishing venture. Cf. William S. Reese, The Production of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio, 1844-1876. Provenance: private Colorado Collection; Private Collection of a Private Colorado Family All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #178900

                Artemis Gallery
              • GEORGE CATLIN BUFFALO HUNT CHASE PRINT
                Jul. 28, 2023

                GEORGE CATLIN BUFFALO HUNT CHASE PRINT

                Est: $25 - $50

                22 3/8" by 17" Allard Auction Collection Inv: NO TAG

                Davis Brothers Auction
              • George Catlin (AM 1796-1872) Two 1845 Lithographs
                Jul. 21, 2023

                George Catlin (AM 1796-1872) Two 1845 Lithographs

                Est: $800 - $1,200

                George Catlin (American 1796-1872) Two Plates from "North American Indian Portfolio 1845" hand colored Plates XVI and XVII "Wounded Buffalo Bull" and "Buffalo Bull in a Snow Drift" framed alike. 12 x 18" 24 x 30" as framed. Overall good condition.

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              • George Catlin "Antelope Shooting" LIthograph
                Jul. 16, 2023

                George Catlin "Antelope Shooting" LIthograph

                Est: $300 - $500

                George Catlin (American, 1796-1872) "Antelope Shoting" hand colored lithograph, plate No. 20 From Catlin's N.A. Indian Collection, housed in a silvered wood frame. Image: 13.75" H x 18.5" W; frame: 24.5" H x 29.5" W.

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              • George Catlin "Archery of the Mandans" Lithograph
                Jul. 16, 2023

                George Catlin "Archery of the Mandans" Lithograph

                Est: $300 - $500

                George Catlin (American, 1796-1872) "Archery of the Mandans" (Plate 24) hand colored lithographed, housed in a silvered wood frame. Image: 13.75" H x 18.25" W; frame: 24.5" H x 29" W.

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              • (2pc) GEORGE CATLIN (1796-1872)
                Jul. 16, 2023

                (2pc) GEORGE CATLIN (1796-1872)

                Est: $100 - $300

                American Indian portraits Color print overall: 21-1/2 x 17-1/2 in. (each frame) [In Situ Item] This Item will not be on display in our saleroom during our preview period. If you wish to view it in-person please make a request with the gallery.

                Butterscotch Auction Gallery LLC
              • Catlin, Mounted - Buffalo Bull, Grazing
                Jul. 15, 2023

                Catlin, Mounted - Buffalo Bull, Grazing

                Est: $10,000 - $15,000

                George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio features stunning lithographs which capture Native American history. Field describes the lithographs as “beautiful scenes in Indian life [that] are probably the most truthful ever presented to the public.” The full title reads North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years travel amongst forty-eight of the wildest and most remote tribes of savages in North America. This is a folio lithograph that was published in London circa 1875 for George Catlin by Day & Haghe as part of Reese's fourth issue. The lithographs are considered to be from the best edition which are mounted on card and feature original hand-coloring to imitate watercolors. The lithographs were printed by Day & Haghe from a selection of the greatest images from Catlin’s travels. George Catlin’s Portfolio marks a noteworthy moment in American history. Catlin traveled extensively chronicling the lives and culture of Indians across America. He created nearly 500 paintings of which some were used to make prints for this momentous work. Catlin described his need to do this work in that “the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.” Original images of Native Americans are uncommon from the 19th century, and Catlin’s are among the most detailed and impressive. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate.

                Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books
              • Catlin, Mounted - Buffalo Hunt, Appraching in a Ravine
                Jul. 08, 2023

                Catlin, Mounted - Buffalo Hunt, Appraching in a Ravine

                Est: $5,000 - $10,000

                George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio features stunning lithographs which capture Native American history. Field describes the lithographs as “beautiful scenes in Indian life [that] are probably the most truthful ever presented to the public.” The full title reads North American Indian Portfolio. Hunting Scenes and Amusements of the Rocky Mountains and Prairies of America. From drawings and notes of the author, made during eight years travel amongst forty-eight of the wildest and most remote tribes of savages in North America. This is a folio lithograph that was published in London circa 1875 for George Catlin by Day & Haghe as part of Reese's fourth issue. The lithographs are considered to be from the best edition which are mounted on card and feature original hand-coloring to imitate watercolors. The lithographs were printed by Day & Haghe from a selection of the greatest images from Catlin’s travels. George Catlin’s Portfolio marks a noteworthy moment in American history. Catlin traveled extensively chronicling the lives and culture of Indians across America. He created nearly 500 paintings of which some were used to make prints for this momentous work. Catlin described his need to do this work in that “the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian.” Original images of Native Americans are uncommon from the 19th century, and Catlin’s are among the most detailed and impressive. Catlin summarized the Native American as "an honest, hospitable, faithful, brave, warlike, cruel, revengeful, relentless, -- yet honourable, contemplative and religious being." In a famous passage from the preface of his North American Indian Portfolio, Catlin describes how the sight of several tribal chiefs in Philadelphia led to his resolution to record their way of life: "the history and customs of such a people, preserved by pictorial illustrations, are themes worthy of the lifetime of one man, and nothing short of the loss of my life shall prevent me from visiting their country and becoming their historian." He saw no future for either their way of life or their very existence, and with these thoughts always at the back of his mind he worked, against time, setting himself a truly punishing schedule, to record what he saw. From 1832 to 1837 he spent the summer months sketching the tribes and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. The record he left is unique, both in its breadth and also in the sympathetic understanding that his images constantly demonstrate.

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              • George Catlin Hand Colored Lithograph
                Jul. 01, 2023

                George Catlin Hand Colored Lithograph

                Est: -

                Titled: Archery of The Mandans No. 24. Frame is in good condition. Frame measures approximately 21.25in x 26.25in. Image measures approximately 13.75in x 18.5in. NR13036 SA

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              • 1796-1872 George Catlin Color Lithograph
                Jul. 01, 2023

                1796-1872 George Catlin Color Lithograph

                Est: -

                Titled: Buffalo Hunt, Chase No. 7. Frame is in good condition. Frame measures approximately 21.25in x 26.25in. Image measures approximately 13.5in x 19in. NR13036 SA

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