Artist John Mix Stanley, American, 1814-1872
  • Prairie Indian Encampment
Date ca. 1870
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 9 1/8 × 14 1/8 inches (23.2 × 35.9 cm)
Framed: 12 3/8 × 17 3/8 × 1 1/2 inches (31.4 × 44.1 × 3.8 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Blanche Ferry Hooker
Accession Number 41.63
Department American Art before 1950
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower left: J. M. Stanley
Dexter M. Ferry (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1941, Mrs. Blanche Ferry Hooker (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1941-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Detroit Art Loan Exhibition. Exh. cat., 1883, p. 66, no. 692a.

Kinietz, W. Vernon. John Mix Stanley and his Indian Paintings. Ann Arbor, 1942 (pl. 1).

Exhibitions of Paintings by John Mix Stanley (1814-1872), Jane C. Stanley (1863-1940), and Alice Stanley Acheson. Exh. cat., Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C., 1944.

Custer, Gen. George A. My Life on the Plains. Chicago, 1952, p. 50 (ill.).

Westward the Way. Exh. cat., City Art Museum. St. Louis, 1954, p. 112, no. 79.

“The Old Northwest Territory.” Antiques (March 1965): pp. 302-331 (ill.).

John Mix Stanley: A Traveler in the West. Exh. cat., University of Michigan Museum of Art. Ann Arbor, 1969, no. 9 (ill.).

The Painter Goes West. Exh. cat., East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, 1970, no. 29.

Curry, L. The American West. Los Angeles, 1972, p. 187, no. 41 (pl. 54).

Nottage, James H. Prairie Visions: Art of the American West. Exh. cat., Kansas Museum of History. Topeka, 1984, p. 23.

The Collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, American Paintings, Vol. 1. Detroit, 1987.