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Auction 102, Lot 513

"[Lot of 4 engravings]", Rugendas, Moritz

Subject: Brazil Indians

Period: 1835 (published)

Publication: Voyage pittoresque dans le Bresil

Color: Black & White

10 x 13.5 inches
25.4 x 34.3 cm

Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858) traveled extensively throughout Brazil on two extended expeditions. A trained painter, these lithographed examples of his art are considered as important documentation in the study of Brazilian life at the beginning of the nineteenth century. This remarkable work was published in German and French. Four folio sheets (13.5 x 20") with composite head & shoulder portraits of Brazil Indians. Includes: Creoles; Mozambique; Congo; Coropos & Coroatos. Beautifully rendered portraiture. Rare.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/5/2003