Featured in this lot is this lithograph from Tab. 40 by artist Karl Bodmer, born 1809 and passed in 1893; and circa 1839. The piece clearly shows the original Karl Bodmer blind stamp and is an outstanding authentic original. The lithograph features a profusely decorative depiction of a herd of bison travelling out of the wetlands and into the highlands of the high desert.
Johann Carl Bodmer (1809-1893) a Swiss-French printmaker, etcher, lithographer, zinc engraver, draughtsman, painter, illustrator and hunter. Karl Bodmer was known in literature and paintings, as a Swiss and French citizen, his name was recorded as Johann Karl Bodmer and Jean-Charles Bodmer, respectively. The condition of this hand colored litho is good with no obvious signs of damage and in good well preserved condition. The measurements of this framed lithograph is 28 1/4" x 31" and the visible art measures 14 1/4" x 17 1/2". Provenance: From the renowned Sundog Fine Art Bozeman, Montana collection and collected by Bruce VanLandingham. Bruce VanLandingham was a pillar in the American Indian collecting community and a respected expert. Along with being an avid collector, Bruce also was the sole owner of Sundog Fine Art Gallery in Bozeman, which was both part museum and gallery.