- Luce Center Label
- “The Upper Mississippi, like the Upper Missouri, must be approached to be appreciated; for all that can be seen on the Mississippi below St. Louis, or for several hundred miles above it, gives no hint or clue to the magnificence of the scenes which are continually opening to the view of the traveller, and riveting him to the deck of the steamer, through sunshine, lightning or rain, from the mouth of the Ouisconsin to the Fall of St. Anthony.” (Catlin, Letters and Notes, vol. 2, no. 50, 1841; reprint 1973)
- Data Source
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- George Catlin, born Wilkes-Barre, PA 1796-died Jersey City, NJ 1872
- Credit Line
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Joseph Harrison, Jr.
- oil on canvas
- 19 1/2 x 26 3/4 in. (49.5 x 68.0 cm)
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