“Bueffeljago in America/Chasse au bison/Buffle hunting.” Berlin: F. Silber, ca. 1860. 10 1/2 x 15. Lithograph. Original hand color. Very good condition.
A terrific, original antique print of “Buffle” hunting in America from the German popular print publisher F. Silber. The scene is dramatic, with a very large bison trampling a fallen rider, while three other riders, an Indian on foot, and a pack of dogs harass the monster. The Germans were fascinated by the American West in the nineteenth century and there were many print produced there on the topic. The Germans were also a bit confused, for the “cowboys” are shown in Gaucho dress and one is shown using a bolas. A wonderful cross-cultural image!