Auction 89, Lot 328

"Plate 287 and 288",

Subject: Native American

Period: 1892 (circa)

Publication: The Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians

Color: Printed Color

Size:
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. Two full length portraits on a single sheet. One depicts a young warrior in full battle dress, and the other a young maiden wrapped in a fine red and blue blanket. Both are members of the Fox tribe.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $25 - $35

Sold for: $0

Closed on 12/8/1999

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