Paul Kane's Frontier Including Wanderings of an Artist Among the Indians of North America
by Kane, Paul and J. Russell Harper
Amon Carter Museum,
xviii, 350pp, illus. Oblong quarto (another way of saying a big book), dust jacket with some edgewear and a couple of short tears, else near fine. Kane was an important artist who, after meeting George Catlin in London, determined to paint a gallery of Canadian Indians. He traveled for three years to Vancouver and back by river boat, canoe, horseback, sloop, and snowshoes sketching and painting all the way. Upon his return to Toronto he prepared more than 100 canvases based on his field sketches and wrote Wanderings of an Artist illustrated with eight color plates from his images. More fortunate than Catlin, he sold his canvases to a patron and much of his work survives. Immediately popular, the book includes thrilling stories of giant buffalo hunts and descriptions of rugged travel across the great plains. Here it is edited with biographical introduction and a catalogue raisonne by Harper and many reproductions of Kane's work.
Book Id: 24441