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Auction 115, Lot 761

"[Lot of 3 - Native Ameicans]", Catlin, George

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: Nord-Amerikas Indianer

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 5.2 inches
21.6 x 13.2 cm

These are from a series of very rare Swedish prints based on the work of George Catlin. In 1841, Catlin issued an account of his travels among the Indians titled Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians. Three years later he had some of his paintings made into folio prints for his North American Indian Portfolio. A few years later, an abridged Swedish edition of his Letters and Notes was published containing 23 colored lithographs that were modified versions of the prints from the Portfolio. These are amongst the most unusual and rare prints after Catlin, issued within a few years of the original Portfolio. These prints are tinted lithographs finished with original water color. This lot features three terrific figural images including the famous Medicine Man image, plus an image of numerous warriors with great detail of their war paint and weapons. The last image is a great North American Indian portrait with two braves and a woman in full buckskin dress, peace medal, bear claw necklace, painted buffalo robe, tomahawk, and more.


Condition: A

Images are very good with wide margins. Some foxing or soiling in margins.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 6/21/2006