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A Long Speech
Date: 1866-1868
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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: Purchase
Object Number: 1872.23.184
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Marks: inscriptions: Signed
Inscribed: 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."


The artist's collection; Francis Putnam Catlin, the artist's brother, serving as agent to George Henry Moore, acting on behalf of N-YHS