Dec 08, 2016 - Sale 2434

Sale 2434 - Lot 304

Price Realized: $ 6,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
BODMER, KARL. Péhriska-Rúhpa. Moennitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Danse. [Tab. 23]. Hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate by René Rollet after Bodmer, pulled from the original copper plate. 25 1/2x19 1/2 inches sheet size. [Leipzig: Schmidt and Guenther, 1922]

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Perhaps the greatest image to emerge from the picturing of the American West, and certainly Bodmer's most famous, this portrait of Péhriska-Rúhpa ("Two Ravens"), the warrior and chief of the Hidatsa, encapsulates the vanished era of the Plains Indian.