Karl Bodmer - Penitentiary near Pittsburgh.
“Zuchthaus bei Pittsburgh. Penitentiaire près de Pittsburgh. Penitentiary near Pittsburgh.” - Vig. VI.
Bodmer made a pencil sketch of the prison during a stay in the city.
Aquatint and etching by Lucas Weber (1811-1860) after a drawing by Karl Bodmer, from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
First state (Ruud 2004, p 252) for a German or French edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837-43, on wove paper (papier vélin), published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-42 or by Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1840-43.
Plate mark: 24 x 34 cm, paper size: 28 x 34,5 cm. With blind stamp: C. BODMER.