A Blackfoot Indian on horse-back

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A Blackfoot Indian on horse-back - 1011025

From 1843 aquatint1 print engraving by “Beyer” – Published by Ackerman and Co., London

Original painting by Karl Bodmer2 done in August or September 1833 at Fort McKenzie in Montana.

Swiss-born Bodmer was engaged by Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867) specifically to provide a record of his travels in North America, principally among the Plains Indians. In the company of David Dreidoppel (Prince Maximilian’s servant and hunting companion), their travels in North America were to last from 1832 to 1834.  (Donald A. Heald, Rare Books, Prints & Maps)

Image from WikiArt, Visual Art Encyclopedia.

image size: 10 5/8 x 13 7/8


1. Aquatint is an intaglio printmaking technique, a variant of etching. (Wikipedia)
2. Karl Bodmer (Wikipedia)

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  • Hilary Jan 9, 2015

    Hi Mike .. amazing artist and so good to have recorded pictorial history … cheers Hilary
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    • Mike Jan 9, 2015

      There’s a new world class art museum in northwest Arkansas — Crystal Bridges — that has several Bodmer hand-colored prints. This one wasn’t there, or I didn’t get a photo of it if it was. I’ll probably be using more Bodmer images for my online POD (print-on-demand) shop: Haw Creek Shops.
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