Herds of Bison and Elk

Price: $250.00

FROM   Graham's Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art..

CONDITION  Steel engravings with modern hand coloring
                    Sheet size:  10.5 by 7 3/4 inches. 

DATE  Steel engravings after Bodmer appeared in Graham's Magazine between 1841-44

Bodmer's original atlas is considered to be the most beautiful book to be published on the American west before the Civil War.  The work was so expensive to produce however that distribution was limited to a few hundred sets.  The public was hungry for first hand imagery of the American West, portraits of native people, western landscape and wildlife.  To satisfy that curiosity Bodmer's images were re-engraved in small format on fine quality wove paper and were inserted into Graham's Magazine permitting them to reach a much larger audience.  Graham used at least sixteen of Bodmer's most important portraits and scenes.  (p. 62 prints of the West, Ron Tyler.)These charming engravings are wonderful examples of animal portraiture.


Suggested Framing - burled elm, rag 8ply mat, conservation glass, Additional $150