Photographs from the collection of the Foundation of Estelle and Hervé Francès
EDWARD S. CURTIS | THE VANISHING RACE, 1904
Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 EUR
EDWARD S. CURTIS
THE VANISHING RACE, 1904
number '378-04' (in the negative)
signed in ink and blindstamp (on the recto), titled in ink (on the reverse of the secondary mount)
15 ¼ x 20 ¾ in.; 39 x 53,3 cm
This large impressive photograph, on double-weight textured paper, is in generally very good condition. Upon close examination, there are scattered small deposits (likely retouching). In raking light, a faint patina of silvering is visible primarily along the left edge of the print. The photograph is mounted to tan paper and mounted again to a slightly larger sheet of brown paper. The paper mount it rubbed and there are a few small tears, not impacting the photograph.
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Christie's New York, Photographs, April 15, 2010, lot 344