Karl Bodmer (1809 - 1893)
Animals and Landscapes after Nature: Le matin: Cerf et Biches
Loys Delteil: Karl Bodmer L'Artiste. Revue de l'Art contemporain, Paris, 1894, Nos. 70-81 (the set). Beraldi 50
Plate 3, from the set of 12. Printed in black with a beige tint stone. Published by Goupil, Paris, 1858. With a letterpress inscription below the image giving the names of the artist, printer, and publisher, and with the title of the subject.
Karl Bodmer, born in Zurich in 1809, visited the American wild west from 1832-34 as the official draughtsman of the expedition led by Prince Maximilian. He was thus one of the first European artists to visit the American west. The etchings and lithographs of North American Indians he made on his trip brought him immediate fame and are very sought after today. He also received invitations to return to the United States for further work and did briefly return to the States before choosing to settle in France. There he became one of the well-known group of Barbizon artists, along with J.F.Millet and Theodore Rousseau. It was in Barbizon that he created the lithograph described here.
Image size : 28.9 x 46.6 cm (11.38 x 18.35 in)