"Lot of 5 prints", Homann Heirs
Subject: Native Americans
Period: 1892 (circa)
Publication: The Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians
Color: Printed Color
7 x 5 inches
17.8 x 12.7 cm
Five chromolithograph plates from one of the most important early works on Native Americans. Catlin was an American artist and traveler who devoted himself to using his art to illustrate the customs of the American Indian. He painted over 600 pictures and the people and their cultural life from 48 different tribes. The work was first published in 1841 and reissued several times, including this fine edition of chromolithographs. The plates include a scene of Indians and animals escaping from a prairie fire, Osage braves, methods of capturing and breaking wild horses, scene of the cavalry in front of a large Indian village, and a great scene of Comanchees moving camp. One plate is illustrated.