EDWARD S. CURTIS
CHIEF GARFIELD - JICARILLA
oversized platinum print, numbered '322-04' in the negative, signed in ink and with the photographer's copyright blindstamp on the image, framed, 1904 (Taschen, p. 34)
16⅜ by 12⅜ in. (41.6 by 31.4 cm.)
This large, commanding, early print is on textured double-weight paper that is trimmed to the image. It is in generally very good condition. It is signed boldly by Curtis in ink in the lower right corner of the image.
The print is gently rippled. Upon close inspection, several tiny, pinpoint-sized losses of emulsion are visible, primarily in the corners. There is some chipping along the edges and the corners are bumped. In raking light, very faint silvering along the upper and right edges is visible. There is very minor soiling.
On the reverse along the edges are tiny spots (possibly foxing), soiling, and faint age-darkening.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie's New York, 15 October 2004, Sale 1423, Lot 416