[American, n.d., c.1853.]
Steel engraving, image 200 x 165mm. 8 x 6½". Ink smudge to lower margin; tatty right edge.
Rather gruesome image of a Native American warrior holding a knife and scalp over the dead body of a white man. Seth Eastman (1808 – 1875) was an artist and West Point graduate who served in the US Army, as a mapmaker and illustrator, who was instrumental in recording Native American life. Numbered 'Pl.10' below image; possibly for 'The American aboriginal portfolio' by the artist's wife Mary H. Eastman.
See LoC 03006334.
[Ref: 23428] £60.00