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Lot 56

After Karl Bodmer (Swiss 1809-1893), early oil on canvas rendition of Bodmer's iconic portrait

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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After Karl Bodmer (Swiss 1809-1893), early oil on canvas rendition of Bodmer's iconic portrait of Pehriska-Ruhpa, Moennitari Warrior, in the costume of the dog dance, 20 1/4'' x 15 1/4''. This early image was first rendered as a watercolor and then an aquatint engraving by Rene Rollet. It appeared in Maximillian Prince of Wied's Travels in the Interior of North America. Another print identical to the present work appeared in Graham's Magazine, October 1845. The engravers were listed as Rawdon, Wright & Hatch. During this period, American artist Tracy R. Edson was the chief engraver for the firm and it is possible he painted the present work. He later went on to form the American Bank Note Company. This piece was on loan to the residence of John Bolton, while he was acting U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in 2005. Lined. Two small abraded areas at bottom left corner and left edge. Scattered touch-ups, approx. 10%. On loan to the residence of John Bolton while acting US Ambassador to the United Nations in 2005.