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Karl Bodmer Aquatint Engraving Moennitarri 1839-

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Karl Bodmer Aquatint Engraving Moennitarri 1839-
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This is an extraordinarily rare authentic original Karl Bodmer hand-colored Aquatint Engraving with Gum Arabic: Tab 23 of the Mandan Indians dating to 1839-1843. The piece is from Karl Bodmer’s (Swiss 1809-1893) Travels in the Interior of North America and shows two Mandan Native American Indians which are hand colored aquatint on an engraving. Bodmer was hired as an artist by German explorer Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwiedin to accompany his two-year exploration of the Upper Missouri River and record the images of the many tribes of American Indians.Boder had 81 aquatints made from his work to illustrate Prince Maximilian’s book entitled Maximilian Prince of Wied’s Travels in the Interior of North America being published from 1839-1843. This is a beautiful hand colored aquatint engraving with numerous inscriptions: Tab. 23; Ch. Bodmer pina. ad nat., Imp. de Bongeard, Rene Rollet sc.; Coblenz. bei J Holscher, London. published by Ackermann & C 96, Strand, Paris. Arthus Beltrand, editeur; Pehriska- Ruhpa Monnitarri Krieger. im Auzage des Hundetanzes, Guerrier Maennitarri costume pour la Danse du Chien.; Meanitari Warrior in costume of the Dog Danse. This frame is a beautiful hand carved oak with hand carved arrowheads in each corner of the frame in a lovely 19th Century Black Forest hewn style. The engraving and frame are both in beautiful well preserved very good condition. The Pehriska Ruhpa- Moennitarri Warrior aquatint engraving original is considered to be the most desirable of all the Karl Bodmer engravings with an example selling in a 2014 Arader Sale for $32,500 and recently in a September 8th 2019 sale for $20,000 at John Moran Auctioneers. Provenance: From the prestigious Edward Bazinet art collection. Founder of Department 56 and avid art collector. Tab. 23, blindstamp along lower margin. The measurements of this framed print are 32" x 25 1/4".