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A Long Speech

A Long Speech
Title
A Long Speech
Date 
1866-68
Medium 
Graphite and black ink on prepared card
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. ( 46.7 x 61.3 cm )
Description 
Ethnography. Studies of Native Americans: a Chief in robes stands in a depression in the ground speaking while encircled by men lying partially buried in the sand with only their faces showing and passing a long pipe. Women and children watch from the entrances of wigwams decorated with images of buffalo hunts and stylized turtles
Credit Line 
Purchased by the Society
Object Number 
1872.23.184
Marks 
inscriptions: Signed
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right inside image in black ink: "Geo. Catlin"; inscribed at upper center outside image in black ink over graphite: "Pl. 184. / A Long Speech."
Provenance 
The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group