Johann Karl Bodmer 1845 Mandan Chef

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Artist Biography:

Johann karl Bodmer [1809 – 1893] was born in Zurich, Switzerland. Bodmer is best known for the watercolors he did on a five-thousand mile trip up the Missouri River in 1833 and 1834 when he accompanied the German prince Maximilian on an exploratory trip of the Far West. Maximilian, Prince of Wied-Neuwied, was a natural historian by avocation, and had come to America to study the unique features of the land and the people. On this trip, Bodmer painted numerous Indian subjects and river scenes, which Maximilian published as engravings. Bodmer never returned to the American West. Upon return to Europe he associated himself with a group of Parisian artists that later became known as the Barbizon group. He became a French citizen where he changed his name to Charles Bodmer. He spent the remainder of his life associated with that group. He painted eighty-one images of the Indians and the western territory

Date:

1845

Source:

Graham’s American Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art

Volume:

XXVI

Plate No.:

Unknown

Description:

Mandan Chef

Print Method:

Engraving with professional coloring

Condition:

Two small marks in right hand corner otherwise Overall Excellent

Size of Print:

255 x 150 mm. (approximately 10 x 6 inches)

Size of Leaf:

255 x 150 mm. (approximately 10 x 6 inches)

References:

Fielding, Mantle Dictionary of American Painters, Scilptors and Engravers, pg 33; Benezit Vol. II pg 108;

Price:
$425.00
SKU:
44721
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