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GEORGE CATLIN
(American, 1794-1872)
NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN PORTFOLIO
1844, twenty hand-colored lithographs, mounted on board, hand-ruled and numbered
each sheet: 17 3/4 x 12 in.

Provenance: Property of a Gloucester, Massachusetts Lady.

Other Notes: Contains 20 of 25 prints in the portfolio. Missing plates 12, 6, 22, 20 and 8.

Plate 1: Group of North American Indians From Life
Plate 2: The American Buffalo
Plate 3: Wild Horses at Play
Plate 4: Catching the Wild Horse
Plate 5: Buffalo Chase
Plate 7: Buffalo Hunt. A Numerous Group
Plate 9: Buffalo Hunt. A Surround
Plate 10: Buffalo Hunt. White Wolves Attacking a Buffalo Bull
Plate 11: Buffalo Hunt. Approaching in a Ravine
Plate 13: Buffalo Hunt. With Wolf Skin Mask
Plate 14: Snow-Shoe Dance
Plate 15: Buffalo Hunt, on Snow-Shoes
Plate 16: Wounded Buffalo Bull
Plate 17: Buffalo Hunt. Dying Bull in a Snow Drift
Plate 18: The Bear Dance
Plate 19: Attack of the Grizzly Bear
Plate 21: Ball-Players
Plate 23: An Indian Ball Play
Plate 24: "Game of the Arrow," or Archery of the Mandans
Plate 25: Wi-Jun-Jon. The Piegons Egg-Head


  • Condition: Introduction pages have some browning and tears to edges but only to border. Missing plates 6, 8, 13, 20, 22. Remaining plates in good condition with vivid colors. Leather binding fraying at both top and bottom.


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