Jun 11, 2020 - Sale 2536

Sale 2536 - Lot 73

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
EDWARD S. CURTIS (1868-1952)
Prayer to the Stars. Orotone, the plate measuring 13 1/2x10 1/2 inches (34.3x26.7 cm.), the original Curtis frame 18 1/2x15 1/2 inches (47x39.4 cm.), with Curtis' signature and copyright in the plate; the frame with remnants of the original Curtis Studio and title labels, a typed provenance label, and the remnant of a typed Curtis label with a New York City address, on verso. 1904

Additional Details

This orotone was formerly owned by Junius S. Morgan III, the grandson of J.P. Morgan, Curtis' patron. The provenance label on frame verso reads: "Presented to me by: Captain Junius S. Morgan, USNR [United States Naval Reserve]," and appears to be initialed.