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Auction 102, Lot 514

"Set of 3 Portraits", Rugendas, Moritz

Subject: Brazil Indians

Period: 1835 (published)

Publication: Voyage pittoresque dans le Bresil

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 13.8 inches
28.7 x 35.1 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. Three folio sheets (13.5 x 20") with composite portraits of Brazil Indians. Two of the sheets are on the rarer tissue attached to paper with original hand coloring. Beautifully rendered portraiture. Rare.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/5/2003