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Identifier: P0205

Title: J.C Wild Lithographs

Description: Johan Caspar Wild (1804-1846) was born in Switzerland and trained in Paris. Wild moved to Philadelphia in 1831, working as a lithographer, and spent the years 1835-37 in Cincinnati, returing to Philadelphia in 1837. Wild produced a series of twenty lithograph views of Philadelphia in 1838, before departing for St. Louis. Wild spent almost five productive years in St. Louis, from 1839-1845, during which he published his "Views Of St. Louis, Missouri And Its Vicinity, Embracing A Collection Of Eight Views, Drawn On Stone By J. C. Wild, From His Own Sketches And Paintings." In 1841 Wild entered into a partnership with Lewis Thomas and produced a subscription series of small lithographs and essays under the title "The Valley of the Mississippi Illustrated." The series concluded in 1842. Wild left St. Louis in 1844 for Iowa, Minnesota and northern Illinois. He died in Davenport, Iowa in 1846. Holdings include one complete set of the "Views of St. Louis", in fine condition, including the original title page, several plates from the Valley of the Mississippi Illustrated, and a framed impression of the "Panorama" from the Valley of the Mississippi Illustrated, as well as other copies of "Views Of St. Louis, Missouri And Its Vicinity,” both by Wild and by George Wool, who purchased Wild's lithograph stones when he left St. Louis, can also be found in other prints collections. Views done by Wild of Moline, Illinois and Bloomington, Iowa are also available. The Library's collection includes three variant copies of the Valley of the Mississippi Illustrated.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1840

Type(s): Collection

Maker/Creator: John Caspar Wild (J.C. Wild)



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