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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Bodmer, Karl 53
Descriptions
hand colored engraving and aquatint on paper 4
Names
Print 728
Subjects
Moennitari Pehriska-Ruhpa Hidatsa Dog Dance
Date:
ca. 1840-1843
Dimensions:
Sheet height: 24.875 in, Sheet width: 18.125 in, Frame height: 27.25 in, Frame width: 20.25 in, frame depth: .5 in
Title:
Pehriska-Ruhpa. Moennitari Warrior in the Costume of the Dog Danse.
Credit Line:
Gift of Clara S. Peck
Gloss:
In one of Bodmer's most stunning portraits, Pehriska-Ruhpa wears ceremonial regalia made to sway with the drum and rattle of the dance. The headdress was made from magpie tail feathers and a wild turkey tail. Dyed horsehair floats from sticks attached to the shafts of the turkey feathers.
Inscription:
URC: Tab. 28. Below Image, left: Ch. Bodmer pinx ad nat Center: Imp de Bougeard Right: Rene Rollet sc. Center: PEHRISKA-RUHPA./Monnitarri Krieger, im Manniitarri Costume pour la Danse du Chien/ MOENNITARRI WARRIOR IN THE COSTUME OF THE DOG DANSE. Bottom Left: Coblenz, bei J. Holscher Center: London, published by Ackermann & Co. 96 Strand Right: Paris. Arthus Bertrand, editeur
Publication:
Book: Art of the Lewis & Clark Trail, by Jeff Evenson; Whisper'n Waters, Inc., Bismark, North Dakota, 2003, page 71
Accession Number:
21.69.23

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