Skip to product information
1 of 17

Sterling Estate Services

Edward S. Curtis 10 x 8 Orotone Canon Del Muerto / Canyon of the Dead

Edward S. Curtis 10 x 8 Orotone Canon Del Muerto / Canyon of the Dead

Regular price $9,000.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $9,000.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Shipping Info

Shipping available across the USA in carefully packed, insured boxes.

Signature will be required for items over $150.

We offer USPS or UPS shipping services, depending on the size and value of the item. Shipping insurance is included in the shipping price you will see at checkout.

Please get in touch with questions!

Disclaimer

All items are final sale and purchased "as is." Any significant wear or damage will be noted. Please review condition
write-up and photos before purchasing and contact us if you have any questions.

Contact Seller

Questions about this product? Contact seller.

Item Description
Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952). Canon Del Muerto (Canyon of the Dead), 1906. Orotone on glass (Goldtone). Rare 10 x 8. Frame 13.5 x 11.5. Signed with copyright insignia in the image lower left. Piece derives its name from having been the scene of a massacre of Navajo Indians by troops of Mexican soldiers. This is a rare 10 x 8 size orotone/goldtone that was produced in far fewer numbers than the more available 14 x 11 size orotone/goldtone.


Item Specifics
Artist: Edward S. Curtis

Medium: Orotone (Goldtone) Photograph
Era: Antique, Early 20th Century
Size: 10 x 8


Item Condition
Orotone appears in excellent condition. Piece has not been examined outside of the frame. Close-up photos have been taken (through the glass) of any minute potential irregularities native to the piece/orotone process as seen under magnification. This is not damage, but rather is native to the piece. Note that there is some slight reflection of the photographing camera in the sky area (difficult to avoid), but that these are not marks. Compare each photo to verify. Original bat-wing frame with original paper backing and Curtis Studio, Seattle, WA narrative sticker intact (tape has rendered parts of it difficult to read). There are two very small bubbles in the glass on the upper left side; see close-up photo. Paper backing has some tears but is intact and has not been removed. The original frame has areas of scratches/paint loss throughout. See photos.This is a rare 10 x 8 size orotone/goldtone that was produced in far fewer numbers than the more available 14 x 11 size orotone/goldtone.


The majority of our finds are pre-owned antique, vintage and retro items and therefore may have some overall use wear due to its age. Any significant wear or damage will be noted. Please review condition write-up and photos before purchasing and contact us if you have any questions.

View full details