Lot 680    

Edward Curtis Orotone Before the Storm,
American History Auction / June 24, 2009
signed Curtis L.A. lower right; evocative image of three Apache women and a man on horseback, the wind starting to roll in; in original arts and crafts bronzed gesso and wood batwing frame; with Curtis' descriptive label pasted on back, image 10.25" x 13", framed 15.5" x 18.5".

Provenance:  
From the Estate of Sidney Shackleton, Coldwater, Michigan


Condition:  
Light spotting in sky; light lines in left margin of sky as originally printed; frame with small nicks.
Sold: $4,700.00
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