Lot 235

Bodmer (Karl, after) & Hürlimann (engraver)

Sih-Chidä & Mahchsi-Karehde. Mandan Indians., aquatint, Bodmer’s blind stamp at lower edge, [Abbey Travel 615], platemark 505 x 420 mm, Ackermann, Paris, Coblenz & London, 1841 [43-44].

*** Composed from sketches made 1833-1834, this is plate no. 20 from the atlas that accompanied Prince Maximilian zu Wied-Neuwied’s ‘Travels in the Interior of North America’. Sih-Chidä (`Yellow Feather’) and Mahchsi-Karehde (`Flying War Eagle’) were warriors who took a keen interest in the artist’s work.

Estimate: £1,000-£1,500