Restoring a George Catlin Painting

ID: MNH-483

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1961

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 52, Folder: 23

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Summary

Conservator working on restoring George Catlin's Indian paintings for the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the National Museum of American Art, exhibit of 85 of Catlin's paintings. The exhibit opened December 15, 1961 in the Natural History Building, and features original paintings from the Smithsonian's George Catlin collection depicting Native Americans of the early West.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Catlin, George 1796-1872
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Collections

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Seated man works on painting on, right. Second painting, center. Third on floor, left.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 52, Folder: 23

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1961

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Art
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Art, American
  • Historians
  • History
  • Art restorers
  • Indians of North America
  • Art objects
  • Art--Conservation and restoration
  • Art--History

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

MNH-483

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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