Lithograph produced in Berlin by Hermann Delius showing four Saami men catching reindeer in a mountain setting, captioned ‘Rennthierfang’.
Lithographer: Hermann Delius
Date of publication: 1841
Geographical area: Northern Europe
Country: Sweden | Germany
Cultural group: European Saami
Size: 272 x 336 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: ‘Rennthierfang’ (caption printed below image); ‘14’ (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.