Reconnoitering Flamingoes, by the Author in the Grand Saline of Buens Aires (Primary Title)

George Catlin, American, 1796 - 1872 (Artist)

oil on canvas
Unframed: 18 1/2 × 25 7/8 in. (46.99 × 65.72 cm)
Framed: 1823 5/8 × 30 7/8 in. (4632.02 × 78.42 cm)
Not on view
signed lower right: G. Catlin
Paul Mellon Collection
Cormack, Malcolm. Country Pursuits: British, American, and French Sporting Art from the Mellon Collections in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 2007. (cat. no. 91, pp. 340-43)

Herbert G. Houze et al, Sam Colt Arms, Art, and Invention ( New Haven & London: Yale University Press, in asso. with Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 2006) p. 222, figure 12 (color).

Roy Proctor, "Virginia Museum a Top Repository for Catlin Art," Richmond Times-Dispatch, Sunday, October 20, 2002, color ill. p. H-8.
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