SIH-CHIDA & MAHCHSI-KAREHDE. MANDAN INDIANS. TAB. 20.

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Karl Bodmer


Sih-Chida & Mahchsi-Karehde. Mandan Indians. Tab. 20.

Aquatint, mezzotint and line engraving, 1839-44.
Image size (vignette) 15 1/2 x 14 1/4" (39.4 x 36.2 cm).
Good condition, save for minor light discoloration. With additions of later hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 40319
Price: $8,000.00
Publisher : London, published by Ackermann & Co. 96, Strand April 1th 1841.
Carl Bodmer, Pinx. ad. nat. (drawn from nature by Carl Bodmer). Imp. De Bougeard (Printed by Bougeard). Hurlimann sc. (engraved by Hurlimann). From the "Travels in The Interior of North America" by Maximilian, Prince of Wied-Neuwied.

In 1832, the German prince, Maximilian of Wied, organized an expedition to explore the region along the Missouri River. He was accompanied by Karl Bodmer, a young Swiss artist, who recorded in pictorial form all he observed. Following the Lewis & Clark trail up the Missouri River, they traveled 5,000 miles during the course of a year. Maximilian kept detailed notes on a day-by-day basis for his book, which was published c.1839-44 in Coblenz and London. Karl Bodmer's landscapes, portraits, and splendid scenes of Indian life are regarded today as the finest picture histories of the western frontier at that time.

A fine image of two Mandan warriors. On the left is Sih-Chida (Yellow Feather), the right, Mahchsi-Karehde (Flying War Eagle).

18th-19th Century Subjects , Western & Indian , Karl Bodmer

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