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Woman of the Snake-Tribe. Woman of the Cree-Tribe. Tab. 33.

  • ARTIST: Karl Bodmer

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Ackermann & Co., London.

  • MEDIUM: Aquatint engraving,

    DATE: 1839-44

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 9 1/2 x 14 1/4" (240 x 370 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Two fine portraits of women that were drawn at Forth Union in 1833. From "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. Engraved by Charles Geoffroy.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Second state of two, withnthe addition of the date in the publication line.

  • CONDITION: Good condition and color.