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Hiawatha's Wedding
  • Louis Maurer, artist
    born: Biebrich, German Confederation (present-day Germany) ; died: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
    Currier & Ives, printer and publisher
    active 1834–1907
  • Hiawatha's Wedding, 1858
  • Where object was made: United States
  • lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 342 x 464 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/16 x 18 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 457 x 559 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 18 x 22 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Mrs. William M. Weidemann
  • Not on display
  • 1946.0052
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Brosseau Center for Learning: Centenarians", 10-Jul-2018
Louis Maurer immigrated to America in 1851 with his family. He worked as a lithographer for Currier & Ives, earning a beginning salary of five dollars a week. From 1872 to 1884, he had his own successful lithographic firm. Maurer began studying painting at age 50. As a later-career painter, he made two extensive trips to the American West, one of them in 1885 as the guest of Buffalo Bill Cody. On the second trip, he produced numerous Rocky Mountain paintings and depictions of animals. At the age of 99, he had his first solo exhibition in New York City.