Auction 96, Lot 506

"[Lot of 2]", Prichard, James Cowles

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: The Natural History of Man, 3rd edition

Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 8.8 inches
13.7 x 22.4 cm

Stunning hand colored aquatint plates based on the paintings of several important 19th century artists, including George Catlin. These are from Prichard's early anthropological study, subtitled "comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family."

Plate XXX - Nah-pope (The Soup) A Sac Warrior [together with] Plate XXXI - Muck-a-tah-mish-o-kah-kaik (The Black Hawk) A Sac Chief. Two great portraits of the leaders of the Black Hawk War of 1832. They were imprisoned at Jeffereson Barracks in St. Louis when George Catlin painted the original portraits.


Condition: A

Minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2001