Johann Carl Bodmer, Known as Karl Bodmer (11 February 1809 – 30 October 1893) was a Swiss-French printmaker, etcher, lithographer, zinc engraver, draughtsman, painter, illustrator and hunter. He is best known in the United States as a painter who captured the American West of the 19th century. He painted extremely accurate works of its inhabitants and landscape. He accompanied the German explorer Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied from 1832 through 1834 on his Missouri River expedition. Bodmer was hired as an artist by Maximilian in order to accompany his expedition and record images of cities, rivers, towns and peoples they saw along the way, including the many tribes of Native Americans along the Missouri River and in that region

Karl Bodmer

Horse Racing of Sioux Indians, 1839

Vignette XIII, 1st State, German/ French Edition, Pg. 271

Framed 23" x 19.5"

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Karl Bodmer

Herd of Bisons, 1839

Aquatint and Roulette, Drawn in July 1833, Tableau 40, 1st State

Framed 28" x 31

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Karl Bodmer

Crow Indians, 1839

Vignette XXX, 1st Edition, Pg. 315

Framed 19.25" x 22.25"

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  Karl Bodmer   The Travellers Meeting with Minatarre Indians, Near Fort Clark, 1839  1st State, German and French Edition, pg. 302  Framed 18.5" x 22.5"  BV0799

Karl Bodmer

The Travellers Meeting with Minatarre Indians, Near Fort Clark, 1839

1st State, German and French Edition, pg. 302

Framed 18.5" x 22.5"

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Karl Bodmer

An Arikkara Warrior: Pachtuwa-Chta, 1839

Aquatint, Mezzotint, Etching and Roulette

Vignette XXVII

First State

21.25" x 17.75"

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Karl Bodmer

Chief of the Gros Ventre des Prairies: Mexkemahuastan, 1839

Aquatint, Etching, Roulette and Engraving

Vingette XX

1st State

21.25" x 17.75"

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Karl Bodmer

Assiniboine Indians, 1839

Mezzotint, Etching and Stipel Engraving, Tableau 32

Framed 33" x 26.5"

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Karl Bodmer

Blackfoot Chief and Piekan Chief: Mehkskeme-Sukahs & Tatsicki-Stomick, 1839

Aquatint, Mezzotint, Etching and Stippel

First State

Tabelau 45

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