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The outstanding prints in The Aboriginal Portfolio depict North American Indians in the early 1800s. It was published by Lehman & Duval of Philadelphia between 1835 and 1836. The work was a first on many fronts. It was the first collection of portraits of North American Indians, preceding the work of both Caitlin and McKenney & Hall. It is one of the first large works to deal with a subject(s) beyond the East Coast. And finally, it was one of the earliest large projects in American lithography.
Lewis accompanied Michigan Govenor Lewis Cass on four Indian treaty expeditions in the Great Lakes regiosn from 1825 to 1827. He painted Indians during each excursion. It is those images that make up most of The Aboriginal Portfolio. Like McKenney & Hall’s work, Lewis’s original paintings for this work were destroyed in the Smithsonian fire of 1865.
The prints are on fine wove paper measuring approximately 11 1/2″ by 18 1/4″.
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