PEHRISKA-RUHPA. (A MINATARRE INDIAN). TAB. XVII (17).

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Karl Bodmer


Pehriska-Ruhpa. (A Minatarre Indian). Tab. XVII (17).

Aquatint, mezzotint and line engraving, 1839-44.
Plate size 20 1/8 x 14 1/2" (51.1 x 36.8 cm).
Fair condition, modern color. Skillfully repaired tear from top margin into image.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 40318
Price: $6,500.00
Publisher : No publishers line.
Desine d’apres nature par Ch. Bodmer. Grave par Paul Legrand. Published for "Travels in the Interior of North America during the years 1832-34 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 a pictorial form much of what 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 six years later in German, French, and English editions and included Bodmer's aquatint engravings. Karl Bodmer's landscapes, portraits, and splendid scenes of Indian life are regarded today as first-rate picture histories of the western frontier at that time.

A fine image of Pehriska-Ruhpa aka Two Ravens.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Western & Indian , Karl Bodmer

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