Art of the Week

2016-June-19 Bear’s Belly by Edward S. Curtis

2016-June-19 Bear’s Belly by Edward S. Curtis

Artist: Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868-1952)
Title: Bear’s Belly – Arikara, plate #150
Date: 1908
Accession #: 2009.11.150
Medium: Photogravure on Dutch Van Gelder paper
Dimensions: sheet: 22 ¼ x 18 ¼ in., image: 15 ¾ x 11 ¾ in.
Acquired by: Dubuque Cultural Preservation Committee, an Iowa general partnership, consisting of Dr. Darryl K. Mozena, Jeffrey P. Mozena, Mark Falb, Timothy J. Conlon, and Dr. Randy Lengeling
Interesting fact about the Photographer: At twenty-years old, Curtis’s new photography studio, in partnership with Thomas Gupil, became the popular place for professional photography, printing and engraving. (from: Makepeace, Anne. Edward S. Curtis Coming to Light. Washington D.C.: National Geographic, 2002. Print.)

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