Lot 8726 - ibid113 Ibid Photography - Wednesday, 08. July 2020, 04.00 PM

EDWARD S. CURTIS

(Cold Spring 1868–1952 Whittier)
An Oasis in the Badlands, 1905.
Toned gelatin silver print. Vintage.
Sight 34.2 × 41.8 cm; sheet dimension 35 × 43 cm.
Signed lower right "Curtis. L.A.". Matted, gold frame (55.5 × 60.5 cm).

Literature:
- Edward S. Curtis. From The North American Indian (1907–1930). Vol. 3. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1908 (ill. no. 80).
- Florence Curtis Graybill and Victor Boesen. Ein Denkmal für die Indianer. Edward Sheriff Curtis un sein photographisches Werk über die Indianer Nordamerikas 1907–1930. Munich, 1979 (ill. p. 26).
- Edward S. Curtis. The North American Indian. The Complete Portfolios. Cologne, 1997 (ill. p. 142)
- Hans Christian Adam. Edward S. Curtis. Cologne, 2012.
- Timothy Egan. Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis. Boston, 2013 (ill. cover).

Provenance: Swiss private collection.

Small tear (approx. 1 cm) at upper margin, lightly bumped at horizontal margins, slightly curved. Verso slightly soiled. Unattractive matting (46.7 x 52.7 cm). The mat browned, cracked at the upper margin, the lower right slightly damp stained. Overall in very good condition.

CHF 4 000 / 7 000

€ 3 740 / 6 540

Sold for CHF 9 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.