Indegenous Peoples, Sih-Chidae, Mahhchsi-Karehde
"Sih-Chidae & Mahhchsi-Karehde"
Mandan Indianer - Indiens Mandans - Mandan Indians
Aquatint etching by Hürlimann after the painting by Carl Bodmer (1809-1893)
Published as Plate 20 in:
"Reise in das Innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834"
(Travels in the Interior of North America during the years 1832 -1834)
Autor: Maximilian Prinz zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867)
Condition: Uncolored print. Light general age toning. Above upper and below lower plate marks. On heavy cream wove paper. With Bodmer dry stamp.
plate marks isolated small spots.
Measurement: 50 x 42 cm (ca. 19.7 x 16.5")
Sheet size: 61 x 44.5 cm (ca. 24 x 17.5")
Among the foremost artists of the 19th century, who traveled and depicted the lives, habits and dress of Native American, then called "Indian" tribes, is certainly the Swiss Karl Bodmer (109-1893), who accompanied Prince Maximilian zu Wied Neuwied (1782-1867), a renowned German explorer, ethnologist, zoologist and naturalist.
They undertook two two exploratory journeys to America: One to Brasil (1815-1817) and one to the United States of America (1832-1834).
They returned from their journeys with solid scientifically, most valuable, artistically sublime and sophisticated material, which was at the time of publication and is still nowadays of inestimable scientific value and priceless artistic beauty. The original folio edition was small and therefore very rare.
But have a look for yourself.
Here is a link to Prince Maximilian's and Bodmer's work on Brazil.