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Catlin, George
'CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO. HUNTING SCENES AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PRAIRIES OF AMERICA'. LONDON: GEO. CATLIN, EGYPTIAN HALL [BUT CHATTO & WINDUS, CA. 1875]
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Catlin, George
'CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO. HUNTING SCENES AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PRAIRIES OF AMERICA'. LONDON: GEO. CATLIN, EGYPTIAN HALL [BUT CHATTO & WINDUS, CA. 1875]
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
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Catlin, George
'CATLIN'S NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO. HUNTING SCENES AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS AND PRAIRIES OF AMERICA'. LONDON: GEO. CATLIN, EGYPTIAN HALL [BUT CHATTO & WINDUS, CA. 1875]
Broadsheets (23 3/8 x 17 in.; 594 x 430 mm). 31 hand-finished tinted lithographed card plates after Catlin by Catlin and McGahey, lithographed by Day and Haghe; lacking title-page and contents leaf as typical with this issue; a few faint marginal spots, but generally very clean. Modern half morocco and old marbled boards.
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Literature

Bennett 22; Field 258; Howes C243; Reese 'The Production of Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio' issue III:10; Reese 'Stamped with a National Character' 25; Wagner-Camp 105a:2

Catalogue Note

Expanded edition, tinted issue, of Catlin's Portfolio, which included an additional six, unnumbered lithographs: two individual portraits, a group portrait of Ojibway people, two dance scenes, and a hunting scene. These supplemental plates were evidently executed in the 1840s when Catlin envisioned a series of several thematic Indian "Portfolios," but they were not printed and issued until Chatto & Windus acquired Henry Bohn's stock of, and copyright for, 'Catlin's North American Indian Portfolio' in the mid-1870s. "These beautiful scenes in Indian life are probably the most truthful ever presented to the public" (Field), and are the result of Catlin's eight years of field research and painting among forty-eight tribes of Native Americans.

Only 350 copies of this issue were produced and are increasingly found with modern coloring (as a hand-colored issue was also available originally). The present copy is refreshingly free of such improvements.

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