Lot 159

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Edward S. Curtis
(1868 - 1952)
Prayer to the Stars, ca. 1909
orotone on glass (goldtone)
Signed lower right in the negative: Curtis
Copyright at lower left in the negative.

Negative Date: ca. 1909
Print Date: ca. 1909
Unknown Tribe, Southwest

In original period frame.

  • Edward Curtis Studio, Seattle
    Private Collection(s)
    The Christopher G. Cardozo Collection, 1998
  • Dimensions:
  • 11 x 14 in. (27.94 x 35.56 cm.), Frame: 19 x 15 5/8 in. (48.26 x 39.69 cm.)
  • Artist Name:
  • Edward S. Curtis
  • Exhibited:

  • Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indian (176 print exhibit), 2000

    Publication History - Image:
    The Flute of the Gods, Marah Ellis Ryan, Frederick A. Stokes, NY 1909, Pg. 129
  • Medium:
  • orotone on glass (goldtone)
  • Condition:
  • This goldtone is in excellent condition overall. There are very minor, light scattered surface scuffs and scratches, primarily visible in strong direct light, and typical in Curtis goldtones of this era. There is a minor emulsion anomaly at the right quadrant, visible upon close inspection. The original frame is in excellent overall condition, with minor separation of the upper left, and lower right corner joints.

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