Karl Bodmer “Pehriska-Ruhpa” Aquatint

Johann Carl “Karl” Bodmer (Swiss/French, 1809-1893). Aquatint on paper titled “Pehriska-Ruhpa: Moennitarri Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Danse,” depicting Pehriska-Ruhpa “Two Ravens,” a chief of the Hidatsa as he dances in his regalia as a principal leader of the Dog Society of his village. Further titled in German and French. Engraving by Rene Rollet. Printed by Bougeard. Published in Paris by Arthus Bertrand, in Coblenz by Jakob Hoelscher, and in London by Ackerman & Co. Provenance: from the collection of an important Minneapolis institution. Sight; height: 20 1/2 in x width: 14 3/4 in. Framed; height: 30 1/2 in x width: 25 in.