Nearly forgotten but glorious art, envisionings and historical oddments from the back corners of the internet
On a voyage to see how much mileage I can get from the creative ability and eye for images that my family thought was useless. On line art curator, fiction writer and now blogger. Historian's daughter. Follow me . . .even I have no idea where I'm going next.
More coming, these are the ones concerned with the element of fire. Note that these are captioned in the original in French, Latin, and at the bottom in German. I would assume it was published to be sold in various countries for this reason but I don’t actually know why.
James Otto Lewis started out as an engraver in Philadelphia around 1815. Fascinated by what he learned of the western territories, as a young man he went west in 1819. Traveling with the governor of the Michigan Territory Lewis worked for the United States government painting official portraits of Native Americans in the course of his employment which included attending numerous treaties and ceremonies so these are painted from life. Learn more about him here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Otto_Lewis. Quite a few so more for later posts, too.