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Prince Zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867)

Prince Zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867)
Title
Prince Zu Wied-Neuwied (1782-1867)
Date 
1832-33
Medium 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. ( 22.5 x 14.9 cm ) mat: 14 x 11 in. ( 35.6 x 27.9 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Object Number 
1951.625
Marks 
inscription: on mount: "sketch of Prince Maximilliam zu Weid-Neuwied by CA Lesueur new Harmony"
Inscriptions 
Inscribed along upper edge in graphite: "Rubbing / Portrait by Chas. Alex. Lesueur -- prob. of / Prince Maximillian of Weid Neu Weid."
Gallery Label 
Prince Neuwied's studies and observations of the flora and fauna, Indian and frontier life, and the geography of the Mississippi Valley and the western territories were published in "Travels in the Interior of North America" (translated from the German and first published in London, 1843). This portrait was done in New Harmony, Indiana, where Prince Neuwied spent the winter of 1832-33.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group