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Pelican Island. (On the Wabash)

  • ARTIST: George Winter

  • PUBLISHER: Published in The Ladies Repository, Cincinnati.

  • MEDIUM: Steel Engraving, modern handcolor.

    DATE: c. 1850.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 10 1/8x 6 1/8" (257 x 155 mm)

  • DESCRIPTION: A 19th-century perspective of “Pelican Island, on the Wabash,” captured as a steel engraving and handcolored to highlight the details. This engraving, done by George Winter between 1830 and 1852, showcases the work of one of Indiana’s first artists. Winter became renowned for his portrayals of the daily life of Hoosiers and the local Potawatomi and Miami peoples.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: This piece is in a mat for handling.

  • CONDITION: Overall in good condition. The image has damage in the top left corner and scattered light foxing.


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