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Painter, Landscape painter, Illustrator, b. 1855 - d. 1939

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            • Engraving : litho - Bad Lands . Missouri - 1882 signed on the plaque CRONAU Rudolf Daniel Ludwig
              Feb. 18, 2024

              Engraving : litho - Bad Lands . Missouri - 1882 signed on the plaque CRONAU Rudolf Daniel Ludwig

              Est: €80 - €120

              Estampe: litho -Bad Lands. Missouri- 1882 signé ds la plaque *CRONAU R.* (Rudolf Daniel Ludwig) (1855. 1939) éd. Max Spohr 16.5x28.5cm cadre bois s/v Engraving : litho - Bad Lands . Missouri - 1882 signed on the plaque CRONAU Rudolf Daniel Ludwig

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            • CRONAU COLLOTYPE OF AN EVENING ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI
              Jan. 27, 2024

              CRONAU COLLOTYPE OF AN EVENING ON THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI

              Est: $400 - $800

              CRONAU, Rudolf (1855-1939). Abend am unteren Mississippi. 10, [Evening on the lower Mississippi]. Collotype mounted on grey board with printed frame, title and publishing information. From: Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. Landschafts und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union Leipzig: T.O. Weigel, Leipzig, 1885-87. 12" x 17 5/8" sheet. The work is a rare set of German prints of the United States, from New York to San Francisco. The work had a particular focus on the American West and was celebrated for its accuracy. Europeans were fascinated with the frontier and different landscapes, populations, and customs. Cronau hand sketched each scene with pen & ink which were then converted to these skilled collotypes.

              Arader Galleries
            • CRONAU COLLOTYPE OF THE LOUISIANA SWAMP LAND
              Jan. 27, 2024

              CRONAU COLLOTYPE OF THE LOUISIANA SWAMP LAND

              Est: $600 - $1,200

              CRONAU, Rudolf (1855-1939). Sumpflandschaft in Louisiana. 15, [Swamp Landscape in Louisiana] Collotype mounted on grey board with printed frame, title and publishing information. From: Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. Landschafts und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union Leipzig: T.O. Weigel, Leipzig, 1885-87. 17 5/8" x 12" sheet. The work is a rare set of German prints of the United States, from New York to San Francisco. The work had a particular focus on the American West and was celebrated for its accuracy. Europeans were fascinated with the frontier and different landscapes, populations, and customs. Cronau hand sketched each scene with pen & ink which were then converted to these skilled collotypes.

              Arader Galleries
            • CRONAU COLLOTYPE OF THE EAST RIVER, NEW YORK
              Jan. 27, 2024

              CRONAU COLLOTYPE OF THE EAST RIVER, NEW YORK

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              CRONAU, Rudolf (1855-1939). Die East-River-Suspensionbrucke zwischen New-York und Brooklyn. 3, [The East River Suspension Bridge between New York and Brooklyn]. Collotype mounted on grey board with printed frame, title and publishing information. From: Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. Landschafts und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union Leipzig: T.O. Weigel, Leipzig, 1885-87. 12" x 17 5/8" sheet. The work is a rare set of German prints of the United States, from New York to San Francisco. The work had a particular focus on the American West and was celebrated for its accuracy. Europeans were fascinated with the frontier and different landscapes, populations, and customs. Cronau hand sketched each scene with pen & ink which were then converted to these skilled collotypes.

              Arader Galleries
            • CRONAU ORIGINAL DRAWING OF THE GRAND CANYON
              Dec. 09, 2023

              CRONAU ORIGINAL DRAWING OF THE GRAND CANYON

              Est: $20,000 - $30,000

              CRONAU, Rudolf (German, 1855-1939). In the Grand Canyon Near Diamond Creek, Col [Now Northern Arizona]. Pen and Ink with black and white wash on artist’s board. Signed lower left ‘R. Cronau’. Inscribed ‘In the Grand Canyon Near Diamond Creek, Col’. 20 1/2" x 15 3/8" image, 26 1/2" x 21 1/2" framed. Provenance: The Artist, Margaret Cronau Wunderlich, Gerold Wunderlich, Wunderlich & Co., Inc.

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            • Rudolph Cronau (German 1855-1939) After Collotype, Blockhaus im Urwalde, Oregon
              May. 28, 2023

              Rudolph Cronau (German 1855-1939) After Collotype, Blockhaus im Urwalde, Oregon

              Est: $200 - $300

              Blockhaus im Urwalde, Oregon, signed in plate lower left. Approx. 5 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (paper). 12 1/2 x 18 1/4 in. (board) Discoloration from previous mat. Mounted to board. Tape residue on front top edge. Tear lower center edge. Tape residue on back edges.

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            • Rudolph Cronau Original Oil Painting
              Apr. 22, 2023

              Rudolph Cronau Original Oil Painting

              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

              CRONAU, Rudolph (1855-1939). Untitled [Teepees in Town]. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated "1883" lower left. 26" x 35 3/4" canvas.

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            • R. Cronau (1855-1939) Yellowstone Falls 1885
              Aug. 13, 2022

              R. Cronau (1855-1939) Yellowstone Falls 1885

              Est: $400 - $800

              This is an original scarce Rudolf Cronau (American/German, 1855-1939) collotype titled “Das Canon und der grosse Fall des Yellowstone-Flusses. Wyoming.,” dated 1885. Rudolf Cronau was a German-American painter, illustrator and journalist who was born in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Prussia (Germany) in 1855. Rudolf was an iconic artist from the 19th Century known for many things including befriending Sitting Bull when a prisoner at Fort Randall in Dakota Territory circa 1881. He grew to be sympathetic to the Indian’s plight and fell in love with the grandeur of the West making works in pencil, some in pen, and there were a few watercolors transferring into collotypes such as this, a photo printing process using silver gelatin. This piece is from the Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. Landschafts und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union published by T.O. Wiegel, Leipzig, 1885-1887, collotypes by Rommler & Jonas. The piece is signed in the artwork bottom right, “Rud. Cranau 1882”, titled below “Das Canon und der grosse Fall des Yellowstone-Flusses. Wyoming. / 11.”, below “Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1885, by Dr. O. V. Deuster, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D.C.”, to the left “1885 / Verlag von Max Spohr, Leipzig.”, to the right “Lichtdruck von Rommler & Jonus, Dresden.”. This piece showing an outstanding image of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with Yellowstone River and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Territory circa 1885 from Cranau is rare with one being listed / sold by Arader Galleries for $1,500 and another in a lot sold by Swan Auction Galleries in 2006 for $3,200. The piece is in original configuration showing the collotype artwork mounted on grey board with printed frame, title and publishing info. The board measures 17 5/8” by 12 1/8”. Good condition for its age.

              North American Auction Company
            • Cronau (1855-1939) Castle Geyser Yellowstone 1885
              Aug. 13, 2022

              Cronau (1855-1939) Castle Geyser Yellowstone 1885

              Est: $400 - $800

              This is an original scarce Rudolf Cronau (American/German, 1855-1939) collotype titled “Der Castle-Geysir im Yellowstone-Park. Wyoming.,” dated 1885. Rudolf Cronau was a German-American painter, illustrator and journalist who was born in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Prussia (Germany) in 1855. Rudolf was an iconic artist from the 19th Century known for many things including befriending Sitting Bull when a prisoner at Fort Randall in Dakota Territory circa 1881. He grew to be sympathetic to the Indian’s plight and fell in love with the grandeur of the West making works in pencil, some in pen, and there were a few watercolors transferring into collotypes such as this, a photo printing process using silver gelatin. This piece is from the Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. Landschafts und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union published by T.O. Wiegel, Leipzig, 1885-1887, collotypes by Rommler & Jonas. The piece is signed in the artwork bottom left, “R Cranau 1885”, titled below “Der Castle-Geysir im Yellowstone-Park. / Wyoming. / 17.”, below “Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1885, by Dr. O. V. Deuster, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D.C.”, to the left (half cutoff) “1885 / Verlag von Max Spohr, Leipzig.”, to the right (cutoff completely) “Lichtdruck von Rommler & Jonus, Dresden.”. This piece showing the towering geyser water of the iconic Castle Geyser in Yellowstone Park of Wyoming Territory from circa 1885 from Cranau is rare with one being listed / sold by Arader Galleries for $950 and another in a lot sold by Swan Auction Galleries in 2006 for $3,200. The piece is in original configuration showing the collotype artwork mounted on grey board with printed frame, title and publishing info. The board measures 17 5/8” by 12 1/8”. Good condition for its age.

              North American Auction Company
            • R. Cronau (1855-1939) Mammoth Hot Springs 1885
              Aug. 13, 2022

              R. Cronau (1855-1939) Mammoth Hot Springs 1885

              Est: $400 - $800

              This is an original scarce Rudolf Cronau (American/German, 1855-1939) collotype titled “Die ‘Mammoth Hot Springs’ im Yellowstone-Park. Wyoming.,” dated 1885. Rudolf Cronau was a German-American painter, illustrator and journalist who was born in Solingen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Prussia (Germany) in 1855. Rudolf was an iconic artist from the 19th Century known for many things including befriending Sitting Bull when a prisoner at Fort Randall in Dakota Territory circa 1881. He grew to be sympathetic to the Indian’s plight and fell in love with the grandeur of the West making works in pencil, some in pen, and there were a few watercolors transferring into collotypes such as this, a photo printing process using silver gelatin. This piece is from the Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. Landschafts und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union published by T.O. Wiegel, Leipzig, 1885-1887, collotypes by Rommler & Jonas. The piece is signed in the artwork bottom left, “Rudolf Cranau 82”, titled below “Die ,,Mammoth Hot Springs” im Yellowstone-Park. / Wyoming. / 3.”, below “Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1885, by Dr. O. V. Deuster, in the office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D.C.”, to the left “1885 / Verlag von Max Spohr, Leipzig.”, to the right “Lichtdruck von Rommler & Jonus, Dresden.”. This piece showing the hot spring pools of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone dating to circa 1885 from Cranau is rare with one being listed / sold by Arader Galleries for $1,500 and another in a lot sold by Swan Auction Galleries in 2006 for $3,200. The piece is in original configuration showing the collotype artwork mounted on grey board with printed frame, title and publishing info. The board measures 17 5/8” by 12 1/8”. Good condition for its age showing a corner loss on the bottom left of the board.

              North American Auction Company
            • CRONAU Rudolf, "AMERIKA / Die Geschichte seiner Entdeckung von der Altesten bis auf die neueste Zeit / Eine Festschrift... - Greece - TRAVELS
              Mar. 02, 2022

              CRONAU Rudolf, "AMERIKA / Die Geschichte seiner Entdeckung von der Altesten bis auf die neueste Zeit / Eine Festschrift... - Greece - TRAVELS

              Est: -

              CRONAU Rudolf, "AMERIKA / Die Geschichte seiner Entdeckung von der Altesten bis auf die neueste Zeit / Eine Festschrift zur 400jährigen Jubelfeier der Entdeckung Amerikas durch Christoph Columbus", Ubel & Muller, Leipzig, 1892. 2 vol in-4o, 480 pp, with 230 in text, 20 full page illustrations, 25 maps and plans / 531 pp, with 270 in text, 25 full page illustrations and 12 maps and plans. Cronau Rudolf (1855-1939) was a German-American painter, illustrator and journalist, who traveled in the 80s of the 19th century, several times to the United States. He was friend of the Sioux chief Sitting Bull and reported as a correspondent from the New World. On the 400th anniversary of Americas discovery, he created this extraordinary work. Hard cover with gilt rich decoration and title, some visible wear. Clean and tight inside, Good copy.

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            • Cronau drawing of the Great Falls of the Missouri River
              Jan. 25, 2020

              Cronau drawing of the Great Falls of the Missouri River

              Est: $7,000 - $14,000

              CRONAU, Rudolf (1855-1939). Great Falls of the Missouri River in Montana, 1882. Pen and Ink with wash on paper. 9" x 12 1/4" sheet, 22" x 27" framed. On special assignment for a German newspaper, Die Gartenlaube, artist Rudolph Cronau journeyed to America. There, he documented its cities, frontier lands, and the culture and customs of the Native American populations for curious European audiences who were fascinated by the American frontier. After due time, the newspaper intended for Cronau to continue his travels beyond America into South America, the South seas, China, India, and the Middle East; however, an illness forced him to remain in America. He received formal training at the Düsseldorf art academy, which placed strong emphasis on careful draftsmanship and execution. As a result, his sketches are both accurately rendered and pay careful attention to detail. While the subject matter of Cronau and his contemporaries Frederick Remington and Charles M. Russell were comparable, Cronau seemingly created the most realistic portrayals for his audiences. He not only adeptly captured cityscapes and western landscape vistas but he successfully rendered sketches of various Native Americans, among them the first ever portrait of Sitting Bull, the infamous Sioux tribal chief (1881). Upon returning to Germany due to a second illness in 1886, Cronau publisheda two part portfolio of collotypes based on his American drawings. Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. Landschafts und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union provides one of the most accurate and interesting pictures of 19th century America, especially of the West.

              Arader Galleries
            • Cronau Drawing of the Missouri & Mississippi Rivers
              Jan. 25, 2020

              Cronau Drawing of the Missouri & Mississippi Rivers

              Est: $7,000 - $14,000

              CRONAU, Rudolf (1855-1939). The confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, 1881. Pen and Ink with wash on artist's board. 5 7/8" x 11 5/8" sheet, 22" x 27" framed. On special assignment for a German newspaper, Die Gartenlaube, artist Rudolph Cronau journeyed to America. There, he documented its cities, frontier lands, and the culture and customs of the Native American populations for curious European audiences who were fascinated by the American frontier. After due time, the newspaper intended for Cronau to continue his travels beyond America into South America, the South seas, China, India, and the Middle East; however, an illness forced him to remain in America. He received formal training at the Düsseldorf art academy, which placed strong emphasis on careful draftsmanship and execution. As a result, his sketches are both accurately rendered and pay careful attention to detail. While the subject matter of Cronau and his contemporaries Frederick Remington and Charles M. Russell were comparable, Cronau seemingly created the most realistic portrayals for his audiences. He not only adeptly captured cityscapes and western landscape vistas but he successfully rendered sketches of various Native Americans, among them the first ever portrait of Sitting Bull, the infamous Sioux tribal chief (1881). Upon returning to Germany due to a second illness in 1886, Cronau publisheda two part portfolio of collotypes based on his American drawings. Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. Landschafts und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union provides one of the most accurate and interesting pictures of 19th century America, especially of the West.

              Arader Galleries
            • "Hands Up - A Hold Up in the Far West" Sketch (74594)
              Jan. 27, 2019

              "Hands Up - A Hold Up in the Far West" Sketch (74594)

              Est: $1,400 - $3,000

              19th Century pencil sketch of a claim jumper getting the jump on a miner as evidenced by the pickaxe at his foot. Very well done. EARLY! Signed by Rudolf Cronau and dated 1883. Rudolf Daniel Ludwig Cronau (21 January 1855 ñ 27 October 1939) was a German-American painter, illustrator and journalist. He was well known in Germany for his illustrations, articles and books about the American West. In the fall of 1881 he journeyed to Fort Randall in Dakota Territory where he would meet and befriend Sitting Bull, then a prisoner of war at that post. Cronau was sympathetic to the Indian's plight, causing him to remain nearly half a year in the territory documenting and illustrating the Sioux. He returned to Germany in 1883. This pencil sketch is from the short period he spent in the United States. Most of Rudolf Cronauís artistic work from this period were in pencil. Sketch is 14 by 10". Frame is 20 x 24". Frame is in nice condition with some chips. State: City: Date: 1883

              Holabird Western Americana
            • Cronau - Sitting Bull - First Portrait; Tatanka-iyotanka - Dakota Indian
              Dec. 08, 2018

              Cronau - Sitting Bull - First Portrait; Tatanka-iyotanka - Dakota Indian

              Est: $400 - $1,400

              This particular collotype is after the first portrait of Sitting Bull ever done. The original graphite drawing of this went at auction for $18,000 in 2002 (https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/rudolf-cronau-1855-1939-tatanka-iyotake-sitting-3995962-details.aspx). This fascinating collotype is from Rudolf Cronau's Von Wunderland zu Wunderland, Landschafts und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union. The work was published in Leipzig by T. O. Weigel between 1886 and 1887. It has a Washington copyright in 1885 by Dr. O. V. Deuster. The work is a rare set of German prints of the United States, from New York to San Francisco. It also features the first portrait done of Sitting Bull. The work had a particular focus on the American West and was celebrated for its accuracy. Europeans were fascinated with the frontier and different landscapes, populations, and customs. Cronau hand sketched each scene with pen & ink which were then converted to these skilled collotypes.

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            • "Hands Up - A Hold Up in the Far West"
              Aug. 26, 2018

              "Hands Up - A Hold Up in the Far West"

              Est: $2,000 - $4,000

              19th Century pencil sketch of a claim jumper getting the jump on a miner as evidenced by the pickaxe at his foot. Very well done. EARLY! Signed by Rudolf Cronau and dated 1883. Rudolf Daniel Ludwig Cronau (21 January 1855 ñ 27 October 1939) was a German-American painter, illustrator and journalist. He was well known in Germany for his illustrations, articles and books about the American West. In the fall of 1881 he journeyed to Fort Randall in Dakota Territory where he would meet and befriend Sitting Bull, then a prisoner of war at that post. Cronau was sympathetic to the Indian's plight, causing him to remain nearly half a year in the territory documenting and illustrating the Sioux. He returned to Germany in 1883. This pencil sketch is from the short period he spent in the United States. Most of Rudolf Cronauís artistic work from this period were in pencil. Sketch is 14 by 10". Frame is 20 x 24". Frame is in nice condition with some chips. Date: 1883 City: State: HWAC# 74594

              Holabird Western Americana
            • Cronau Original Sketch of Mato-Sapa, The Black Bear
              Mar. 31, 2018

              Cronau Original Sketch of Mato-Sapa, The Black Bear

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              MATO-SAPA=THE BLACK BEAR, A DAKOTA INDIAN, 1881 Rudolf Cronau (1855-1939) Graphite on artist’s board Signed, inscribed and dated lower left: Rudolf Cronau / 29/9 81. Inscribed lower left: Matosapa = Schwartz Bar./ Dakota 25/9 1881. 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches sheet. Provenance: The Artist, New York; Margaret Cronau Wunderlich, daughter of the artist ; and by descent. Mato-Sapa - The Black Bear was one of the Warriors who accompanied Sitting Bull. It was drawn on September 29th 1881 at the Standing Rock Agency. Not much is known about him, but the profile portrait – one of Cronau’s first portraits made when Cronau first arrived at Standing Rock Reservation, reveals an extraordinary face. No one since Carl Bodmer was able to capture the features and character of his sitter, as did Cronau. Born in Solington, Germany, in 1855, Rudolf Cronau was considered by his peers to be one of the leading “Special Correspondents” of his day; writing and illustrating his articles. Cronau studied at the Dusseldorf Academy, principally under Andreas Muller and later with Andreas Achenbach. After his studies, he was employed in Leipzig by its two most important weekly newspapers, Das Illustrirte Zeitung and Die Gartenlaube. Over the next decade, Cronau contributed to both newspapers and wrote numerous books on his travels. Cronau “recognized, articulated, and helped to perpetuate a sense of affinity that had long been a part of many Germans’ interests in American Indians. He captured the excitement and melancholy of first encounters that were often lost in the broader literature but characteristic of individual experience,” (Penny 98).

              Arader Galleries
            • Cronau Original Sketch of Mato-Sapa, The Black Bear
              Mar. 31, 2018

              Cronau Original Sketch of Mato-Sapa, The Black Bear

              Est: $20,000 - $25,000

              MATO-SAPA=THE BLACK BEAR, A MINNIKANOJU DAKOTA, 1881 Rudolf Cronau (1855-1939) Graphite on artist’s board Signed and dated lower left: R. Cronau 29/9 81. Inscribed lower left: Matosapa / Minnikanaju Dakota / Da Schwartz Bar./ Standing Rock N. Dakota 11 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches sheet Provenance: The Artist, New York; Margaret Cronau Wunderlich, daughter of the artist ; and by descent. Mato-Sapa - The Black Bear was one of the Warriors who accompanied Sitting Bull. It was drawn on September 29th 1881 at the Standing Rock Agency. Not much is known about him, but the profile portrait – one of Cronau’s first portraits made when Cronau first arrived at Standing Rock Reservation, reveals an extraordinary face. No one since Carl Bodmer was able to capture the features and character of his sitter, as did Cronau. Born in Solington, Germany, in 1855, Rudolf Cronau was considered by his peers to be one of the leading “Special Correspondents” of his day; writing and illustrating his articles. Cronau studied at the Dusseldorf Academy, principally under Andreas Muller and later with Andreas Achenbach. After his studies, he was employed in Leipzig by its two most important weekly newspapers, Das Illustrirte Zeitung and Die Gartenlaube. Over the next decade, Cronau contributed to both newspapers and wrote numerous books on his travels. Cronau “recognized, articulated, and helped to perpetuate a sense of affinity that had long been a part of many Germans’ interests in American Indians. He captured the excitement and melancholy of first encounters that were often lost in the broader literature but characteristic of individual experience,” (Penny 98).

              Arader Galleries
            • Cronau Original Sketch of Tatanka-Washila, a Dakota Indian
              Mar. 31, 2018

              Cronau Original Sketch of Tatanka-Washila, a Dakota Indian

              Est: $18,000 - $22,000

              TATANKA-WASHILA, A DAKOTA INDIAN, 1881 {ONE BULL} Rudolf Cronau (1855-1939) Graphite on paper Signed, inscribed and dated lower left: R. Cronau / Ft. Randall Oct. 1881 14 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches sheet. Provenance: The Artist, New York; Margaret Cronau Wunderlich, daughter of the artist ; and by descent. A Loyal follower of Sitting-bull who Cronou notes in his writings for Tatanka-Washila’s great beauty and vast number of wives for his young age. Born in Solington, Germany, in 1855, Rudolf Cronau was considered by his peers to be one of the leading “Special Correspondents” of his day; writing and illustrating his articles. Cronau studied at the Dusseldorf Academy, principally under Andreas Muller and later with Andreas Achenbach. After his studies, he was employed in Leipzig by its two most important weekly newspapers, Das Illustrirte Zeitung and Die Gartenlaube. Over the next decade, Cronau contributed to both newspapers and wrote numerous books on his travels. Cronau “recognized, articulated, and helped to perpetuate a sense of affinity that had long been a part of many Germans’ interests in American Indians. He captured the excitement and melancholy of first encounters that were often lost in the broader literature but characteristic of individual experience,” (Penny 98).

              Arader Galleries
            • Cronau Original Sketch of Kangi-Yatapi, Crow King
              Mar. 31, 2018

              Cronau Original Sketch of Kangi-Yatapi, Crow King

              Est: $20,000 - $25,000

              KANGI-YATAPI = CROW KING, A FAMOUS CHIEF OF THE BLACKFOOT SIOUX, 1881 Rudolf Cronau (1855-1939) Graphite on artist’s board Signed and dated lower left: Rud. Cronau 10/10 81 Inscribed lower left: Kangi yatpi / Krohen Konig /Chief of the Blackfoot Sioux Standing Rock N. Dac. 15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches sheet. Provenance: The Artist, New York; Margaret Cronau Wunderlich, daughter of the artist ; and by descent. Crow King, also known as Medicine Bag That Burns, Burns The Medicine Bag or simply Medicine Bag; was a Hunkpapa Sioux war chief at the time of the Battle of Little Big Horn. Crow King was one of Sitting Bull’s war chiefs at the Battle, he led eighty warriors against Custer’s men on Calhoun Hill and Finley Ridge. For the duration of the battle of Little Bighorn, Crow King and his band of eighty warriors attacked Custer from the south, allowing Crazy Horse and Gall to surround the 7th Cavalry. Born in Solington, Germany, in 1855, Rudolf Cronau was considered by his peers to be one of the leading “Special Correspondents” of his day; writing and illustrating his articles. Cronau studied at the Dusseldorf Academy, principally under Andreas Muller and later with Andreas Achenbach. After his studies, he was employed in Leipzig by its two most important weekly newspapers, Das Illustrirte Zeitung and Die Gartenlaube. Over the next decade, Cronau contributed to both newspapers and wrote numerous books on his travels. Cronau “recognized, articulated, and helped to perpetuate a sense of affinity that had long been a part of many Germans’ interests in American Indians. He captured the excitement and melancholy of first encounters that were often lost in the broader literature but characteristic of individual experience,” (Penny 98).

              Arader Galleries
            • CRONAU (RUDOLF) Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. Landschafts- und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union, 2 vol. in 1, Leipzig, T.O. Weigel, 1886-1887
              Feb. 07, 2018

              CRONAU (RUDOLF) Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. Landschafts- und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union, 2 vol. in 1, Leipzig, T.O. Weigel, 1886-1887

              Est: £800 - £1,200

              CRONAU (RUDOLF) Von Wunderland zu Wunderland. Landschafts- und Lebensbilder aus den Staaten und Territorien der Union, 2 vol. in 1, second edition, 50 tipped-in collotype plates after Cronau, patterned endpapers, publisher's decorative cloth, g.e., folio (450 x 315mm.), Leipzig, T.O. Weigel, 1886-1887 Footnotes Cronau was sent to America as correspondent for the German newspaper Die Gartenlaube, and published this work on his return to Germany. The plates include portraits of Indian chiefs (3, including Sitting Bull), San Francisco (2, street in the Chinese quarter; interior of a Chinese restaurant), Dakota (2, including Indian encampment), Yellowstone (3), Milwaukee, Niagara Falls, New York (2, street scene; Brooklyn Bridge), a Louisiana swamp, Salt Lake City, gold prospectors in Idaho, Californian red woods, and Arizona Indian camp.

              Bonhams
            • Rudolph Cronau Western Indian Lithograph
              Jun. 03, 2017

              Rudolph Cronau Western Indian Lithograph

              Est: $300 - $500

              Das Canon und der Grosse Fall des Yellowstone - Flusses, Wyoming. Plate 11. Rudolph Cronau (1855 - 1939). Lithograph. Leipzig: Verlag Von T. O. Weigel & Dresden: Lichtdruck Von Rommler & Jonas, 1855. 12 x 17 1/2 inches paper size, 7 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches image size. On special assignment for the German newspaper, Die Gartenlaube, Rudolph Cronau came to America to document its cities, frontier lands, and Native American populations for curious European audiences. His training at the Düsseldorf art academy, which emphasized careful draftsmanship, is clearly evident in these romanticized views of the American West.

              Arader Galleries
            • Rudolph Cronau Western Indian Lithograph
              Jun. 03, 2017

              Rudolph Cronau Western Indian Lithograph

              Est: $300 - $500

              Die 'Mammoth Hot Springs' Im Yellowstone Park, Wyoming. Plate 3. Rudolph Cronau (1855 - 1939). Lithograph. Leipzig: Verlag Von T. O. Weigel & Dresden: Lichtdruck Von Rommler & Jonas, 1855. 12 x 17 1/2 inches paper size, 7 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches image size. On special assignment for the German newspaper, Die Gartenlaube, Rudolph Cronau came to America to document its cities, frontier lands, and Native American populations for curious European audiences. His training at the Düsseldorf art academy, which emphasized careful draftsmanship, is clearly evident in these romanticized views of the American West.

              Arader Galleries
            • Rudolph Cronau Western Indian Lithograph
              Jun. 03, 2017

              Rudolph Cronau Western Indian Lithograph

              Est: $300 - $500

              Ein 'Cowboy' des 'Far West', Plate 16. Rudolph Cronau (1855 - 1939). Lithograph. Leipzig: Verlag Von T. O. Weigel & Dresden: Lichtdruck Von Rommler & Jonas, 1855. 12 x 17 1/2 inches paper size, 7 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches image size. On special assignment for the German newspaper, Die Gartenlaube, Rudolph Cronau came to America to document its cities, frontier lands, and Native American populations for curious European audiences. His training at the Düsseldorf art academy, which emphasized careful draftsmanship, is clearly evident in these romanticized views of the American West.

              Arader Galleries
            • Rudolph Cronau Western Indian Lithograph
              Jun. 03, 2017

              Rudolph Cronau Western Indian Lithograph

              Est: $300 - $500

              Jagoo -"Der Wunderding-Erzahler" Chippawa Indianer, Plate 23. Rudolph Cronau (1855 - 1939). Lithograph. Leipzig: Verlag Von T. O. Weigel & Dresden: Lichtdruck Von Rommler & Jonas, 1855. 12 x 17 1/2 inches paper size, 7 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches image size. On special assignment for the German newspaper, Die Gartenlaube, Rudolph Cronau came to America to document its cities, frontier lands, and Native American populations for curious European audiences. His training at the Düsseldorf art academy, which emphasized careful draftsmanship, is clearly evident in these romanticized views of the American West.

              Arader Galleries
            • Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Ein Cow-boy des far west," and "An der Kuste von Florida," 1885, two collotypes by O. V. Deuster, prese...
              Sep. 18, 2016

              Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Ein Cow-boy des far west," and "An der Kuste von Florida," 1885, two collotypes by O. V. Deuster, prese...

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Ein Cow-boy des far west," and "An der Kuste von Florida," 1885, two collotypes by O. V. Deuster, presented in gilt frames, H.- 16 1/2 in., W.- 11 3/8 in.

              Crescent City Auction Gallery
            • Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Ein Lager der Dakota Indiana," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 11 1/8...
              Sep. 18, 2016

              Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Ein Lager der Dakota Indiana," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 11 1/8...

              Est: $450 - $650

              Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Ein Lager der Dakota Indiana," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 11 1/8 in., W.- 17 1/8 in.

              Crescent City Auction Gallery
            • Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Abend am unteren Mississippi," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 11 3/8...
              Sep. 18, 2016

              Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Abend am unteren Mississippi," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 11 3/8...

              Est: $450 - $650

              Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Abend am unteren Mississippi," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 11 3/8 in., W.- 17 in.

              Crescent City Auction Gallery
            • Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Altindianische Ruinen in Arizona," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 11...
              Sep. 18, 2016

              Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Altindianische Ruinen in Arizona," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 11...

              Est: $450 - $650

              Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Altindianische Ruinen in Arizona," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 11 3/8 in., W.- 17 in.

              Crescent City Auction Gallery
            • Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Minihaha," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 17 in., W.- 11 3/8 in.
              Sep. 18, 2016

              Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Minihaha," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 17 in., W.- 11 3/8 in.

              Est: $450 - $650

              Rudolph Cronau (1855-1939), "Minihaha," 1885, collotype by O. V. Deuster, presented in a gilt frame, H.- 17 in., W.- 11 3/8 in.

              Crescent City Auction Gallery
            • *Rudolf Cronau, (American/German, 1855-1939), A pair of New York City skylines
              Dec. 12, 2011

              *Rudolf Cronau, (American/German, 1855-1939), A pair of New York City skylines

              Est: $300 - $500

              Rudolf Cronau (American/German, 1855-1939) A pair of New York City skylines etchings 8 x 10 3/4 inches.

              Hindman
            • *Rudolf Cronau, (American, 1855-1939), Park Place, 1881
              Dec. 11, 2011

              *Rudolf Cronau, (American, 1855-1939), Park Place, 1881

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              Rudolf Cronau (American, 1855-1939) Park Place, 1881 ink and wash on paper signed Rud. Cronau and dated (lower right) 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches.

              Hindman
            • RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)
              Apr. 27, 2005

              RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)

              Est: $12,000 - $18,000

              Tatanka Iyotake, Sitting Bull signed, inscribed and dated 'Rud. Cronau 25/10 1881 Fort Randall S. Dac.' (lower right) and inscribed 'Sitting Bull' (lower center) graphite and ink wash on paper 15 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (39.4 x 31.1 cm.)

              Christie's
            • RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)
              Nov. 20, 2002

              RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Wakialuta, The Red Thunder, A Chief of the Dakota signed, dated and inscribed 'Rudolf Cronau 29/10.81 Fort Randall Dac. Ter.' (lower left) and inscribed with title 'Wakialuta (sic) der rothe Donner' (lower right) graphite on board 15 x 12 in. (38.1 x 30.5 cm.).

              Christie's
            • RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)
              Nov. 20, 2002

              RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Giant Cactus in the Gila Desert signed and dated 'Rud. Cronau 82' (lower left)--inscribed with title and 'Drawing made by Rudolf Cronau in 1882' on the reverse ink and graphite on paper heightened with white 73/4 x 41/2 in. (19.7 x 11.4 cm.) PROVENANCE Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

              Christie's
            • RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)
              Nov. 20, 2002

              RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)

              Est: $15,000 - $25,000

              Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone signed and dated 'Rudolf Cronau 82' (lower left) and inscribed with title and numbered '61-44' (lower right) ink and wash on paper heightened with white 101/2 x 161/2 in. (26.7 x 41.9 cm.) PROVENANCE Kennedy Galleries, New York. Wunderlich and Company, Inc, New York. Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. EXHIBITION Cody, Wyoming, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, The Rocky Mountains: A Vision for Artists in the 19th Century, June-September 1983 Phoenix, Arizona, Phoenix Art Museum, Beyond the Endless River, n.d., no. 67 NOTES A striking perspective of the Mammoth Hot Springs, this work displays the awesome beauty of these natural springs, combined with the excitement of the explorer's discovery. This work, along with Giant Cactus in the Gila Desert (lot 56), was executed on Cronau's second trip to the western territories during the summer and fall of 1882.

              Christie's
            • RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)
              Nov. 20, 2002

              RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              Heu-Topa, Four Horns or Jagoo, The Storyteller, Chief of the Hunkpapa Sioux signed, inscribed and dated 'Rud. Cronau Standing Rock Reservation September 1881' (lower center) graphite and wash on paper 121/4 x 81/2 in. (31.1 x 21.6 cm.) PROVENANCE Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

              Christie's
            • RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)
              Nov. 20, 2002

              RUDOLF CRONAU (1855-1939)

              Est: $6,000 - $8,000

              Tatanka Iyotake, Sitting Bull signed, dated and inscribed 'Rud. Cronau 25/10 1881 Fort Randall S. Dac.' (lower right) and inscribed 'Sitting Bull' (lower center) graphite and ink wash on paper 151/2 x 121/4 in. (39.4 x 31.1 cm.) NOTES Born in Solingen Germany in 1855, Cronau studied at Dusseldorf Academy before moving to Leipzig to pursue a career as a newspaper writer and illustrator. On January 1, 1881, Cronau embarked on his first trip to American on an assignment to write and illustrate scenes of the American West for the German publication Die Gartenlaube. Cronau visited Standing Rock Reservation and Fort Randall on this first trip west and recorded his meetings with important Indian dignitaries in a number of works including the present drawing as well as Heu-Topa, Four Horns (lot 23) and Wakialuta (lot 57). Through their fine and sympathetic attention to detail, the works by Cronau offered in this sale are important ethnographic and topographic views of early American history. A framed photograph of the artist, dedicated to Sitting Bull, accompanies the lot.

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