Indiends de la Tribu des Osages.Dessinés d'après nature au Theârte des Arts a Rouen.
Lithograph, very scarce. 260 x 215mm (10¼ x 8½"). Trimmed round subject. Laid on album sheet.
An interior scene drawn from life, depicting six members of the Native American Osage Tribe who visited France between 1827 and 1830. In 1827 six members of the Osage Tribe and an interpreter named Paul Laise were brought to France by David DeLauney, a French-born resident of St. Louis. On their arrival in France the Native Americans were entertained at Court and met Charles X. However, DeLauney who was charging for tickets to see the Osage was arrested for debt and the group was left to fend for itself. Eventually the six were helped by Bishop DuBourg and Marquis de Lafayette who arranged their passage back to America.
[Ref: 33559] £240.00