Auction 89, Lot 329

"Lot of three prints",

Subject: Native Americans

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

Three 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 three fine dance scenes, which are some of the post famous of all of Catlin's work. One plate illustrated.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $45

Closed on 12/8/1999

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