Lithograph produced in Berlin by Hermann Delius showing five men hunting two bears, captioned ‘Bärenjagd’. Three of the men, presumably Swedes, are holding rifles and wearing caps, while the two men with spears, differently dressed, who are also on skis, can be identified as Saami hunters.
Lithographer: Hermann Delius
Date of publication: 1841
Geographical area: Northern Europe
Country: Sweden | Germany
Cultural group: European Saami | European Swedish
Size: 267 x 345 mm
Acquisition: Joan Evans. Donated August 1941
Primary documentation: ‘[p.588] Dr. JOAN EVANS, from the property of the late SIR ARTHUR EVANS, Youlbury, Boars Hill, Oxford. [List of items follows]’; ‘[p.590] 17 prints, Lapps & scenery. (Lith. Anst. v. H. Delius in Berlin)’: Pitt Rivers Museum accession records (Donations X, 1937–1941), pp.588, 590. Notes on print: ‘Bärenjagd’ (caption printed below image); ‘8’ (printed above image); ‘Lith. Anst. v. H. Delius, in Berlin’ (printed below image, identifying the maker as lithographer Hermann Delius).
Research notes: It has been established by Philip Grover that this lithograph was one of twenty published to accompany a book by Daniel von Hogguér, Reise nach Lappland und dem nördlichen Schweden (Berlin, 1841), an account of a journey to the Pite River valley (historically Piteå Lappmark) made by the author in 1828.