Chiefs

Karl Bodmer

Chiefs, Prints by Karl Bodmer
  • Bodmer Chiefs
  • Bodmer engraving
Marked Down $500.00
Gallery Price $2,500.00
Title
Chiefs
Artist
Karl Bodmer
Medium
Engraving
Plate size
14" height x 19" width
Paper size
17 3/4" height x 24 1/2" width
Signed
"C. Bodmer" blind stamp at lower center margin
Date
Circa 1843-1844
Condition
Fair. 1 tear in right margin, repaired. Abrasion in background area at viewer's left. Arrested foxing in margins, as print has been de-acidified by a professional paper conservator.
Provenance
From the famed Albion Fenderson collection APF
About The Chiefs

This engraving was published by Ackermann & Company 96 Strand in London. It bears the Bodmer blind stamp at lower center in margin. Tab. #46.

 

About Karl Bodmer

(1809-1893) Bodmer was an explorer as well as a painter and etcher. He was elected to the Legion of Honor in 1876. In 1832 he was engaged by Prussian Prince Maximilian as an artist for an exploratory expedition to the American West. Bodmer painted Native Americans with painstaking care and detail, spending a whole day to complete a single watercolor portrait. His wildlife watercolors include a panorama of a great herd of buffalo descending to the river.

Cultures

USA

Medium

Prints

Subject

Male, American Indians

Keywords

Karl Bodmer, Bodmer Chiefs, Bodmer engraving