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KARL BODMER (Swiss / 1809-1893)

Karl Bodmer is best remembered today for his illustration of Native Americans made while accompanying Prince Maximilien de Wied-Neuwied. Bodmer also made a great many relief etchings using the Comte process pioneered by Charles Jacque. This complex and now long-forgotten printmaking technique is analogous to conventional etching but produces a relief rather than intaglio plate, with printed results that look more like a wood engraving than an etching.

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