Lot Details

Artist: Edward S. Curtis
Title: Night Scout - Nez Perce
Medium: Photogravure, Dutch Van Gelder
Portfolio VIII, Plate 260
Paper Size: 22" x 18" (55.8cm x 45.7cm)
Image Size: 15.5" x 10.38" (39.3cm x 26.4cm)

The gallery retail for this photograph is $4,000
Auction Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

This original photogravure is in excellent condition. Very minor handling crease at lower right of image, visible only upon close inspection. Watermark "VAN GELDER ZONEN" in left margin. It is an excellent impression, a fine example of the photogravure process. This photogravure was professionally washed and de-acidified to restore it to its original archival state and beauty.

This original vintage photogravure is printed on a fine Dutch Van Gelder etching stock, handmade in Holland one hundred years ago. This is an expensive, heavyweight, etching stock selected by Curtis and J.P. Morgan specifically for Curtis’ North American Indian project.

Edward Curtis is the most widely collected fine art photography in the history of the medium, and his work is found in major public and private collections internationally. He has also become the most widely exhibited. His work has moved viewers on every continent but Antarctica. He created an unprecedented body of work, which has won awards and accolades internationally. While the project nearly drove him into bankruptcy and cost him his health and family, today the aggregate value of the photographs he created exceeds one half of a billion dollars. Please see biography link above for further details.

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Publication: The North American Indian (Portfolio VIII, Plate 260) Sacred Legacy: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians, P.151 Chiefs & Warriors, P.79
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Creases
Area: Image
Location: Lower right
Notes: This original photogravure is in excellent condition. Very minor handling crease at lower right of image, visible only upon close inspection. Watermark "VAN GELDER ZONEN" in left margin. It is an excellent impression, a fine example of the photogravure process. This photogravure was professionally washed and de-acidified to restore it to its original archival state and beauty.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Christopher Cardozo Fine Art
  • Pickup Location: Minnesota, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 18 in. (55.88 x 45.72 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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