Bodmer - Bellvue am Missouri
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Karl Bodmer - Bellvue. Mr. Dougherty's Agency on the Missouri.
“Bellvue. Agentschaft des H. Dougherty am Missouri. Mr. Dougherty's Agency on the Missouri. Agence de Mr. Dougherty sur le Missouri.“ - Vig. XXXI.
On the afternoon of May 3rd, 1833 the steamboat Yellow Stone stopped for about three hours at Bellvue. Situated near present-day Omaha, Nebraska, the Bellvue Agency was according to Maximilian situated on a hilltop, the churchyard entirely on the summit.
Aquatint and etching by Lucas Weber (1811-1860) and Charles Beyer (1792-?) after a watercolour by Karl Bodmer (Joslyn's collection KBA 160), from Prince Maximilian's “Travels in the Interior of North America, 1832-1834”.
First state (Ruud 2004, p 317) for a German or French edition, printed by Bougeard, Paris, 1837-43, on wove paper (papier vélin), published by Jakob Hölscher, Koblenz, 1837-42 or by Arthus Bertrand, Paris, 1840-43.
Plate mark: 25,5 x 35 cm, paper size: 31 x 44,5 cm. With blind stamp: C. BODMER.