Bodmer - Missouri River
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Karl Bodmer - Washinga Sahba's Grave on Blackbird's Hills.
“Waschinga Sahba's Grab auf den Blackbird's-Hügeln (Wakonda Creek.) Tombeau de Wachinca Saba sur les buttes de l'Oiseau noir. (Ruisseau Wahcondah.)” - Vig. XII.
View from the Missouri River between Omaha and Fort Atkinson. While on board the steamer Yellow Stone Bodmer passed the Blackbird hills, named for the Omaha chief, whose grave was here. Bodmer's watercolour omits the Indians inserted in the print version.
Aquatint and etching by Charles Vogel (1788-1868) after a watercolour sketch and drawings by Karl Bodmer, from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
Rare first state (Ruud 2004, p 269) for a German edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837-42, on chine collé, published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-42. Without the printer's and publishers' credits and without the English title.
Plate mark: 23 x 32 cm, paper size: 31 x 45 cm. With blind stamp: C. BODMER.