Thu, 9th Sep 2021 12:00

Books, Photographs & Works on Paper

 
Lot 72
 

EDWARD S CURTIS (1868-1952) The Oath, Apsaroke, 1908

orotone photograph signed and copyright insignia in the negative, in original Curtis Studio art nouveau frame, Curtis descriptive label verso, visible image 34.3cm x 26.6cm, frame 48cm x 43.3cm.

Notes: This is the larger version sold by Curtis (image usually described in the U.S. as 14 x 11 inches) compare with example of the smaller version sold at Bonhams Los Angeles 30th June 2021, lot 8.

Literature: Cardozo, Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Simon & Schuster, New York 2000, p.37.
Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian, the Complete Portfolios, Taschen 1997 Vol. IV, p.177

Condition report: Image - a faint horizontal band appears in the orotone in the sky above the figures, and a small mark in the image top centre. These are shown clearly and accurately in the online images provided. Otherwise the image is in good condition. The original frame shows some slight wear, with one small loss of finish top centre, again shown clearly in the images. The original frame backing has been repaired with brown paper tape, the label has a tear but is complete and legible.

Sold for £8,060

Result plus buyers premium


 

orotone photograph signed and copyright insignia in the negative, in original Curtis Studio art nouveau frame, Curtis descriptive label verso, visible image 34.3cm x 26.6cm, frame 48cm x 43.3cm.

Notes: This is the larger version sold by Curtis (image usually described in the U.S. as 14 x 11 inches) compare with example of the smaller version sold at Bonhams Los Angeles 30th June 2021, lot 8.

Literature: Cardozo, Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian, Simon & Schuster, New York 2000, p.37.
Edward S. Curtis: The North American Indian, the Complete Portfolios, Taschen 1997 Vol. IV, p.177

Condition report: Image - a faint horizontal band appears in the orotone in the sky above the figures, and a small mark in the image top centre. These are shown clearly and accurately in the online images provided. Otherwise the image is in good condition. The original frame shows some slight wear, with one small loss of finish top centre, again shown clearly in the images. The original frame backing has been repaired with brown paper tape, the label has a tear but is complete and legible.

Auction: Books, Photographs & Works on Paper, Thu, 9th Sep 2021

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