SET OF TWELVE WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS OF NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS, AFTER KARL BODMER (1809-1893).Est. $4,000-$8,000
Sold: $3,600 ($3,000)
Bodmer is best known for the detailed and colorful portraits he made of Native Americans while on a 5,000 mile trip up the Missouri River in 1833, following the route of Lewis and Clark and accompanying the German naturalist, Prince Maximilian. On their return to Europe, Bodmer’s images were reproduced in a portfolio of engraved aquatints alongside Maximilian’s text. Their work became important documentation of an aboriginal people who would virtually disappear within a decade, due to western migration and disease.Including eight full-length figures, several with landscape backgrounds. Each on paper, approximately 19 ½ x 15 inches, sight. Unsigned. In five different frame styles, largest frame 27 ½ x 23 ½ inches.