Tuesday, June 18, 2013

..Edward Sheriff Curtis (American, 1868–1952) LOT ID: 84328 Prayer to the Stars, ie. circa 1909

not that I want to part from it but ..in need of a good and loving Collectors house and not warehouse....

Edward Sheriff Curtis (American, 1868–1952)
LOT ID: 84328
Prayer to the Stars, ie. circa 1909

Platinum Print
22.5 х 18 in. cm.
Signed, in the negative.

Estimate
US$10,000–15,000

Opening Bid
US$9,000
End Time
6 days, 4 hours, 55 minutes
Monday, June 24, 2013, 1:00 p.m. (EST)
LOT DESCRIPTION
Framed in the original (pre-1920) period frame; the original glass and matting have been replaced with UV plexi and archival matting and backing. The image is in excellent condition and in an unusually large size. 

This image was originally published as 1 of 24 illustrations in the book titled “The Flute of the Gods” by Marah Ellis Ryan with photo illustrations by Edward S. Curtis. Three of the 24 pictures, including “Prayer to the Stars,” became so popular that Curtis started to offer them as photographs and gold tones by special request out of his Seattle Curtis studio. 

An original copy of "The Flute of the Gods" (first edition) accompanies the photograph
SOURCEhttp://www.artnet.com/auctions/artists/edward-sheriff-curtis/prayer-to-the-stars

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