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THE CAMP Photogravure

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THE CAMP Photogravure
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EDWARD S. CURTIS. The Camp, 1908. 5.4x7.3" photogravure on 9.3x12.5" Holland Van Gelder paper. Print date 1908. From Volume 3, Sioux, of The North American Indian. Printed on print recto: The Camp / From Copyright Photograph 1908 by E.S. Curtis. Inscribed in pencil on print verso: 3-58 J / 3/58.

This is a positive original edition photogravure print made from the copper plate in Lot 5015.

Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) created a legacy that was a monumental visual tour de force, an ethnographic, heroic and theatrical record of the American Indian and their recollected and imagined way of life before the white man. His mastery of the grandest pictorial style and technique in his photogravures, orotones and silver and platinum prints that were rivaled only by the most elegant prints of Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz. During this time, he was the most famous photographer in the country just as Ansel Adams later in the 20th Century.

Between 1898 and 1928 working in collaboration with many tribal members Curtis created an ethno-historical account combined with photographic notions of character portraiture, environmental portraiture and classical romanticism as well as straight documentary views. He published 20 octavo volumes with around 75 prints per volume each accompanied with a larger portfolio of usually 36 hand pulled photogravures. The North America Indian (1906-1928) is considered the most lavish and elegantly illustrated set of photographic books ever produced. This has lot has original vintage photogravures from this publication made under Curtis supervision.
Condition
Good/Very Good. Slight yellowing in margins, brown discoloration on edges. Brown discoloration on print verso.
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THE CAMP Photogravure

Estimate $800 - $1,250
Dec 01, 2021
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5016: THE CAMP Photogravure

Sold for $1,000
6 Bids
Est. $800 - $1,250Starting Price $500
EDWARD S. CURTIS 100 Copper Plates of Indians
Dec 01, 2021 12:00 PM EST
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Lot 5016 Details

Description
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EDWARD S. CURTIS. The Camp, 1908. 5.4x7.3" photogravure on 9.3x12.5" Holland Van Gelder paper. Print date 1908. From Volume 3, Sioux, of The North American Indian. Printed on print recto: The Camp / From Copyright Photograph 1908 by E.S. Curtis. Inscribed in pencil on print verso: 3-58 J / 3/58.

This is a positive original edition photogravure print made from the copper plate in Lot 5015.

Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) created a legacy that was a monumental visual tour de force, an ethnographic, heroic and theatrical record of the American Indian and their recollected and imagined way of life before the white man. His mastery of the grandest pictorial style and technique in his photogravures, orotones and silver and platinum prints that were rivaled only by the most elegant prints of Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz. During this time, he was the most famous photographer in the country just as Ansel Adams later in the 20th Century.

Between 1898 and 1928 working in collaboration with many tribal members Curtis created an ethno-historical account combined with photographic notions of character portraiture, environmental portraiture and classical romanticism as well as straight documentary views. He published 20 octavo volumes with around 75 prints per volume each accompanied with a larger portfolio of usually 36 hand pulled photogravures. The North America Indian (1906-1928) is considered the most lavish and elegantly illustrated set of photographic books ever produced. This has lot has original vintage photogravures from this publication made under Curtis supervision.
Condition
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Good/Very Good. Slight yellowing in margins, brown discoloration on edges. Brown discoloration on print verso.

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