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Auction 100, Lot 490

"Plate XXXVII - Wah-ro-nee-sah, The Surrounder. An Oltoe Chief", Prichard, James Cowles

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: The Natural History of Man, 3rd edition

Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 8.8 inches
13.7 x 22.4 cm

Stunning hand colored aquatint plates based on the paintings of several important 19th century artists, including George Catlin. These are from Prichard's early anthropological study, subtitled "comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family."

A spectacular portrait with the chief wearing a bearskin embellished with bear claws, beads and feathers. Catlin characterized this chief as a "quiet old man" when he painted him at Fort Leavenworth in 1832.


Condition: A

Minor soil in margin.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/12/2002