Auction 96, Lot 507

"The War Dance, by the Ojibbeway Indians", Prichard, James Cowles

Subject: Native Americans

Period: 1848 (published)

Publication: The Natural History of Man, 3rd edition

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.8 x 5.5 inches
22.4 x 14 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."

Great dance scene with four warriors who went with George Catlin on his grand tour of Europe and danced for Queen Victoria. The costumes and accouterments are beautifully rendered.

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Condition: B

Couple of minor spots.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $55

Closed on 9/12/2001

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