Bodmer - Elkhorn-Pyramide
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Karl Bodmer - The Elkhorn Pyramid on the upper Missouri.
“Die Elkhorn-Pyramide am obern Missouri. La Pyramide des Cornes d´Elks sur le Haut Missouri. The Elkhorn Pyramid on the upper Missouri.” - Vig. XXI.
View on the upper Missouri River with a pyramid made of elk antlers in the foreground, surrounded by elks. Over 15 feet high (4,5 Meter) and containing more than a thousand antlers, this pyramid maybe was built over the years by Blackfoot hunters to show their hunting success.
Aquatint, etching and engraving by Amable-Nicolas Fournier (1789-1854) after drawings by Karl Bodmer, from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
First state (Ruud 2004, p 293) for a German or French edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837-43, on chine collé, published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-42 or by Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1840-43.
Plate mark: 26 x 34,5 cm, paper size: 30 x 45 cm. With blind stamp: C. BODMER