BA-DA-AH-CHON-DU (He Who Outjumps All); A Crow Chief on Horseback Showing His Rich Costume and the Trappings of His Horse (Primary Title)

George Catlin, American, 1796 - 1872 (Artist)

Educational
ca. 1865-70
American
oil on canvas
Unframed: 21 3/8 × 26 3/4 in. (54.29 × 67.95 cm)
Framed: 26 1/4 × 31 3/4 in. (66.68 × 80.65 cm)
85.609
Not on view
signed lower right: G. Catlin
Paul Mellon Collection
2018 - 2020: On loan to Chrysler Museum of Art, permanent galleries, April 3, 2018 - March 31, 2020

2010 "Hoofbeats and Heartbeats: the Horse in American Art", the Art Museum at The University of Kentucky, August 22 - November 21, 2010,

2007-2008 "The Mythology of the West in American Art, 1830-1940", Musee Des Beaux Arts de Rouen, September 28, 2007 - January 7, 2008; Musee Des Beaux Arts de Rennes, February 16 - May 13, 2008; Centre de la Vielle Charite, Marseille, June 6 - August 31, 2008 (a FRAME exhibition.)

1993 - 1994 "George Catlin's 'Indian Gallery' Views of the American West", VMFA, October 7, 1993 - January 30, 1994.

1876 possibly the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia (see file).

1872 Smithsonian Institution Castle Building

1871 Somerville Gallery, NY, October.

1870 Brussels, Belgium, exhibited by the artist, location unknown.
“Illustrations of the Equestrian Order,” The Sporting Review, Nov. 1841, pp. 358-359, ill.

Laurent Salomé et al, La Mythologie de l’ouest dans l’art américain, 1830-1940 ex. cat. (Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2007) pp. 100-01, cat. no. 13, color ill. p. 111.

John Baskett, The Horse in Art (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2006) pp. 152, 191, color ill. p. 152.

Anne Barriault, Selections Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1997) p. 86, ill. (color).

In Search of the Oregon Trail video documentary for PBS (Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Educational Television/Oregon Public Broadcasting in association with the Oregon Historical Society, 1995).

Mike Cowdrey, Ned & Jody Martin, Horses & Bridles of the American Indians (Nicasio, CA: Hawk Hill Press, 2011) detail, frontispiece, fig. 7.1, p. 136
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

George Catlin
VMFA in association with New Millienium Studios
0:00
0:00

Some object records are not complete and do not reflect VMFA's full and current knowledge. VMFA makes routine updates as records are reviewed and enhanced.