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A Mandan Chief, Máh-to-tóh-pa, Four Bears

Item

Title

A Mandan Chief, Máh-to-tóh-pa, Four Bears

Creator

John Caspar Wild
American, b. Switzerland, 1804–1846

After George Catlin
American, 1796–1872

Date

1843

Materials

Ink on paper

Description

This drawing is one of several signed by John Casper Wild that are based on the illustrations in George Catlin’s book Letters and Notes on Manners, Customs, and Conditions of the North American Indians (1841), the product of nearly a decade of travel on the Great Plains. Wild may have produced this drawing, dated June 1843, for an unrealized publication; he was primarily engaged in making lithographic views of cities, including Philadelphia and St. Louis, where he lived the year he emulated Catlin’s work.

Source

The John Driscoll American Drawings Collection

Identifier

2018.209

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses may not be permitted.