Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph

Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph

Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph
Karl Bodmer "Ischoha Kakoschochata" Vignette 25. This is an original antique hand colored aquatint Bodmer lithograph print, from ca. 1840 titled " Dance of the Mandan Indians". It measures 11" x 14" (larger dimensions are likely hidden under matte) and with the matting and frame is 23" x 25".

It has the raised C. Bodmer seal on the bottom of the paper, which is the authentication mark of the initial publication of these prints. As they traversed the territory between Boston and present-day central Montana, Maximilian collected specimens, and documented his scientific observations of the flora and fauna and the tribal life they met. Karl Bodmer visually recorded their findings in beautifully detailed watercolor paintings. Their nearly ten year collaboration continued in Europe in 1834.

In Germany, Maximilian completed writing the text from his copious notes, and in Paris, Bodmer focused on the subtleties of printing 81 hand-colored aquatint engravings for their folio. The following is imprinted in the lower margin: Karl Bodmer pinx. "; "London, Published by Ackermann & Co. It is not a re-print such as the fine Oppenheimer Limited Editions (numbered to 200) published in 2011. Which sell for roughly 1/10th the price.

There are also many contemporary printings of Bodmer's works, similar to John James Audbon, because the copyrights on these artist's works from the mid-1800's have expired, and they are now considered "public domain". I apologize for the weak photography: This is framed behind archival museum-quality glass to protect it, but makes taking pictures very difficult. In the last photo you should be able to see the embossed stamp on the paper in the margin below Ackermann & Co.

90, espeially if you enlarge the picture. Please write with any questions, including how I came to own this rare item, as I realize it is a true investment in a historical work. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles". The seller is "loganstreasures" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
Karl Bodmer Dance of the Mandan Indians Antique Original Aquatint Lithograph