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