Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 564

Price Realized: $ 3,750
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
(NATIVE AMERICAN ART.) Szwedzicki, C.; publisher. Sioux Indian Painting. Part I: Paintings Of The Sioux and Other Tribes of The Great Plains * Sioux Indian Painting Part II. The Art of Amos Bad Heart Buffalo. Introductions by Hartley Burr Alexander. English and French text. Part I with 26 images on 25 plates; Part II with 25 plates [complete]. 501x395 mm; 19 3/4X15 1/4 inches, sheets. Folio, contents loose as issued in publisher's pictorial boards with cloth ties, moderate wear; a few edges and corners creased or with short, clean tears. Nice, France: C. Szwedzicki, [1938]

Additional Details

limited editions of 400 copies. numbers 289 and 2[75? illegible], respectively, signed by the publisher. Two of the most desirable and scarce of the Szwedzicki folios. The plates show the artwork by Sioux, Shoshone, and Kiowa artists, with the second part containing work exclusively by Amos Bad Heart Buffalo, including a series of famous scenes from the Battle of the Little Big Horn, 17 of which relate entirely to the Custer battle, and others to the Wounded Knee massacre. When the drawings were reproduced in 1967 in A Pictographic History of the Oglala Sioux, they were singled out as a Custer "Highspot"--Luther Highspot 105.