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Lot 304: BODMER, KARL. Péhriska-Rúhpa. Moennitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Danse. [Tab. 23].
December 8, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: BODMER, KARL. Péhriska-Rúhpa. Moennitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Danse. [Tab. 23]. Hand-colored aquatint and engraved plate by René Rollet after Bodmer, pulled from the original copper plate. 25 1/2x19 1/2 inches sheet size. [Leipzig: Schmidt and Guenther, 1922]
Notes: Perhaps the greatest image to emerge from the picturing of the American West, and certainly Bodmer''s most famous, this portrait of Péhriska-Rúhpa ("Two Ravens"), the warrior and chief of the Hidatsa, encapsulates the vanished era of the Plains Indian.