Beaver Hut on the Missouri

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Carl Bodmer (also known as Karl Bodmer)

A skilled painter, printmaker, draughtsman and hunter, Bodmer accompanied explorer Prince Maximillian zu Wied-Neuwied on his Missouri River expedition of 1832 - 1834. The artist is best known for his detailed and refined recording of the American West. Bodmer rendered remarkably accurate portraits of the peoples, flora and fauna he encountered en route.

Aquatint engraving. L 59.9, W 42.3 cm
Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, JEFF 4768