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Auction 100, Lot 493

"[Lot of 2] Plate XLVIII & XLIV", Prichard, James Cowles

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: The Natural History of Man, 3rd edition

Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 8.8 inches
14 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."

Pair of very nice plates. "Ne-bet-neuh-gua. Wos see-ab-e-neuh-gua. Nib-nab-i-guah" depicting two women and a girl from the Ojibwa tribe, all dressed in buckskins with beaded necklaces. "Ah-guee-we-zaints (The Boy)" also Ojibwa, is a great full-length portrait of a young man in full regalia and holding a war club.


Condition: A

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/12/2002