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Auction 109, Lot 736

"Saki Indianer / Crih Indianerin", Bodmer/Honegger

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Naturgeschichte und Abbildungen des Menschen

Color: Hand Color

14.7 x 10.7 inches
37.3 x 27.2 cm

Karl Bodmer, (1809-1893), is one of the most important 19th-century artists of the American West and Native Americans. Bodmer accompanied the German prince, Maximilian of Wied, on an expedition up the Missouri River in 1832. The aquatint engravings that resulted from that expedition are among the finest and most important representations of the Native Americans of the Mid-west. Two years after the publication of Maximilian's monumental Travels in the Interior of North America, H.R. Schinz issued a treatise on the various races, with illustrations of Native Americans after Bodmer. These fine lithographs were drawn by J. Honegger and are reduced versions of Bodmer's original aquatints. This is a double portrait of the Saukie warrior and a Cree maiden.


Condition: B+

Few minor spots of foxing and some faint damp stain, not affecting the printed area.

Estimate: $200 - $300


Closed on 12/1/2004