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Auction 100, Lot 491

"Plate XXXVI - Meach-o shin-gaw. The Little White Bear. A Konza Warrior", 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."

Magnificent portrait of a Kansas brave holding his scalping knife and wearing a peace medal. He is dressed in a red robe with his hair drawn into a decorated and painted scalplock.


Condition: A

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $95

Closed on 9/12/2002