Dakota Woman and Assiniboin Girl by Karl Bodmer

Dakota Woman and Assiniboin Girl by Karl Bodmer

Dakota Woman and Assiniboin Girl

Karl Bodmer

Title

Dakota Woman and Assiniboin Girl

 
Artist

Karl Bodmer

  1809 - 1893 (biography)
Year
1839 -43 
Technique
hand colored engraving and aquatint, heightened with gum arabic 
Image Size
19 1/2 x 14 3/8" platemark 
Signature
engraved beneath the image: Carl Bodmer pinx ad nat. 
Edition Size
circa 300 
Annotations
engraved beneath the image, within the platemark: "Carl Bodmer pinx: ad nat" (painted in nature) / "Imp. Bougeard" / Desmadryl sculp." followed by "Dacota Indianerin un Assiniboin Madchen" - "Indienne Dacota et Jeune Fille Assiniboine" / "Dacota Woman and 
Reference
Tableau 9; Thomas/Ronnefeldt, illus: page 47 
Paper
heavy antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Coblenz (Ger.); Ackermann (Eng.) Arthus Bertrand (Fr.) 
Inventory ID
17751 
Price
$3,500.00 
Description

An image from the portfolio “Travels in the Interior of North America Between 1832 and 1834” by Prince Maximilian of Weid, Germany, after Karl Bodmer's watercolors. The portfolio consisted of 48 folio size and 31 vignettes. Originally titled in German, French and English (this impression is titled in all 3 languages). It has the blindstamp: “C. Bodmer / Direct”.

This image is a portrait of a Teton Sioux woman and a captured Assiniboine girl. The woman, Chan-Ccha-Nia-Teuin, was painted by Bodmer at the Sioux agency on June 1, 1833 at Fort Pierre, S. Dakota. She would not sell her leather dress to Maximilian, but did sell the buffalo robe. The Assiniboine girl is wearing a hide dress with beadwork and fringe, over leggings.

The watercolor that this aquatint and etching is based on is illustrated on page 47 of “People of the First Man”, Davis Thomas, 1976, E.P. Dutoon & Co.

 

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