The Old Print Shop

St. Louis in 1832. From an original Painting by Geo. Catlin in Possession of the Mercantile Library Association.

  • ARTIST: George Catlin

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: c.1848.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 12 1/2 x 19 1/8" (31.5 x 48.6 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A very scarce view of St Louis by one of America's great western artist. This view shows the city in it's early days, before the great rush westward. The artist, George Catlin, (1796–1872) was born Pennsylvania. He was trained as a lawyer but quickly gave up that profession to devote his career to painting Indians in their native land. In 1830-31 Catlin traveled St. Louis where he lived for the next several years. Best remembered for his images of Native Americans, this view is one of his earlier works. This view does not note a publisher or publication date but does note that it is based on the painting in Possession of the Mercantile Library Association.


  • CONDITION: Very good condition. Black & white.

  • REFERENCE: Reps #2070. Deak #402.