The Oppenheimer Newberry Library Edition of Bodmer Vig. 6, Penitentiary Near Pittsburgh beautifully represents Karl Bodmar’s vignette in full color and astonishing detail.
Printed with archival pigments on 17 3/8″ x 23 7/8″ rag watercolor paper, this fine art facsimile is created using state-of-the-art technology. Published in a limited edition of 200, this print bears the hand-embossed logos of the Newberry Library and Oppenheimer Editions. Enhance your walls with this astonishing visual record of early American history!
About Travels in the Interior of North America
Karl Bodmer’s contributions to Travels in the Interior of North America, published by German naturalist Maximilian Prince of Wied, include 81 hand-colored aquatint engravings depicting the western frontier and the Native American tribes encountered there. The Oppenheimer Editions prints of Karl Bodmer’s engravings are exact replicas of the Newberry Library’s rare folio of this historic work.
About Karl Bodmer
Born in Switzerland in 1809, Karl Bodmer was a landscape artist and illustrator known for his depictions of the American West and Native American cultures published in Travels in the Interior of North America. In 1832, Bodmer accompanied German scientist Price Maximilian on an expedition in North America with the aim to study and document the flora, fauna, and tribal life they encountered on the western frontier. The fruits of their expedition were later published in Travels in the Interior of North America, which proved highly influential and offered Europeans a unique and vivid glimpse into the Native American cultures and landscapes of the time.
About Oppenheimer Editions
Established in 1999, our publishing company Oppenheimer Editions was developed in order to produce modern facsimiles of historic works of art. Marrying cutting-edge digital printing technologies with canonical works of art, Oppenheimer Editions has partnered with prestigious museums to make their holdings accessible to the public as fine art prints. Works from the New-York Historical Society’s unrivaled collections of John James Audubon’s watercolors and the Hudson River School paintings are examples of art that otherwise would be unobtainable.
Among the institutional collections we have partnered with are the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum, and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Our Oppenheimer Editions prints are not mere reproductions. Rather, they are limited-edition fine art prints made with the finest quality archival pigments on rag watercolor paper and executed to exacting standards.
For more information about Bodmer Vig. 6, Penitentiary Near Pittsburgh, email us at [email protected] or check out our articles McKenney and Hall’s History of the Indian Tribes of North America and The Hudson River School Painters.