Karl Bodmer

Massika (Saki Indian) - Wakusasse (Musquake Indian). Tab.3

Aquatint and stipple and line engraving, 1839-44.
Plate size 15 3/4 x 19 3/8" (40 x 49.3 cm) plus margins
Good condition. Black & white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 1792
Price: $4,500.00
Publisher : Published in Paris, A. Bertrand; Coblenz, J. Holscher and London by Ackermann & Co.
Ch. Bodmer pinx ad nat. Engraved by J. Hurlimann. Printed by Bougeard, Paris. 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 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. These two warriors were drawn while Maximillian was at St. Louis in April 1833.

First state (of two), English imp. "London, published by Ackermann & Co." Undated. Bodmer blind stamp below publication line.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Western & Indian , Karl Bodmer