Karl Bodmer “Funeral Scaffold” Aquatint

Johann Carl “Karl” Bodmer (Swiss/French, 1809-1893). Aquatint on paper titled “Funeral Scaffold of a Sioux Chief,” depicting the funeral of a Native American at an encampment near Fort Pierre. Further titled in German and French. Engraving by Beyer and Hurlimann. Published in Paris by Arthus Bertrand, in Coblenz by J. Hoelscher, and in London by Ackerman & Co. Provenance: from the collection of an important Minneapolis institution. Sight; height: 14 1/2 in x width: 17 in. Framed; height: 27 in x width: 30 in.