Indegenous Peoples, Sioux Chief near Fort Pierre
"Todtengerüste eines Sioux-Chefs bei Fort Pierre "
"Echafaudage Funeraire D'Un Chef Sioux pres du Fort Pierre"
"Funeral Scaffold of a Sioux Chief near Fort Pierre".
Aquatint etching by Huerlimann after the painting by Carl Bodmer (1809-1893)
Original hand coloring heightened with gum arabic.See details.
Published as Plate 11 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)
Printed by Bougeard in Paris
Published in Paris by Arthus Bertrand - in Coblenz by J. Hoelscher - in London by Ackerman & Co.
Publication date: 1839-1842
Condition: Printed on China paper and mounted onto stronger underlaying paper. Light general age toning of China paper. Cina paper a bit dirtied in the section of titles.The underlaying paper (margins) have spotting and foxing. There is a water stain in lower left reaching slightly into China paper, but far away from image. In margins a few light creases. One minute hole on left side in China paper near image one minute hole the size of pin hole. Very ery good original hand coloring heightened with gum arabic. Bodmer dry stamp partially on underlaying paper, partially on China paper. below center.
Image: 26.2 x 32.3 cm (ca. 10.3 x 12.7")
China paper: 35 x42.5 cm (ca. 13.8 x 16.7")
Overall: 41.3 x 53 cm (16.3 x 20.9")
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.