Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 180

Price Realized: $ 2,125
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(AMERICAN INDIANS.) Haid, Johann Jakob; engraver. L'Amerique. Mezzotint, 17 x 13 1/4 inches; tasteful repairs in upper margin, otherwise minimal wear. Augsburg, Germany, mid-18th century

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Two young people hunting with a hawk and bow are intended to symbolize the American frontier experience. The race of these symbolic Americans is impossible to guess, though their facial features appear African and their dress might be American Indian, and of course the distinction was not binary by the 18th century. We suspect the German engraver Haid (1704-1767) had little direct familiarity with either group.