Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Historic Illustration - Rindisbacher's Bobble Grip Paddles

Found another print by Swiss Artist, Peter Rindisbacher (1806 – 1834) entitled,  Indians Gathering Wild Rice and Shooting Wild Fowl, 1832. This one in collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery  clearly shows the stern paddler using the indigenous paddling technique with the upper hand grasping the shaft below the bobble shaped grip.

Indians Gathering Wild Rice and Shooting Wild Fowl, 1832
Peter Rindisbacher - Canadian (born in Switzerland), 1806–1834
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Another depiction painted by Rindishbacher illustrates a female paddler using a bobble grip in a sort of reverse style (see full post HERE).




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