Bodmer, Karl. () Karl Bodmer's pencil, pen, and watercolor drawings prepared to illustrate Prince Maximilian of Wied's Travels in the interior of North AmericaMLA Citation
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Karl Bodmer's pencil, pen, and watercolor drawings prepared to illustrate Prince Maximilian of Wied's Travels in the interior of North America [graphic] [ca. 1833-1843]
|Main Author:||Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893.|
|Physical Description:||3 boxes (43 drawings) : mixed media, including pencil, pen, and watercolor ; 63 x 52 cm.
|Summary:||The collection contains forty-three drawings done mostly in pencil, pen, or watercolor by Karl Bodmer. These drawings depict various American Indian tribes including village scenes and life, individual portraits, and landscape drawings of their route up the Missouri River. Some of these preliminary studies were executed while on the expedition, but the majority were later done by Bodmer in his Paris studio. Many of these served as models for the eighty-one aquatints that were issued separately between 1839 and 1843 to accompany Maximilian's travel account.
|Indexes:||Unpublished inventory available in the library; item-level control.
|Notes:||Title supplied by the cataloger.
In boxes with title: Bodmer drawings.
Forms part of the Edward E. Ayer Art Collection (Newberry Library)
Cf. Ayer MS 3215 for Wied's comments on the art work for his publication.
For more information, consult the Special Collections Info. File.
Swiss artist Karl Bodmer accompanied Prince Maximilian of Wied on a two-year natural science expedition to the American West in 1832-1834.
Edward E. Ayer Art Collection (Newberry Library)
Newberry Library. Art. Ayer Art Bodmer.