Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 081 Jack Red Cloud border=
Plate 081 Jack Red Cloud
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Vintage Photogravure
The subject of this portrait is the son of the Ogalala chief Red Cloud a very famous Native leader. This stunning portrait pictures the subject wearing a full headdress and some sort of medallion around his neck. The detail in this picture is so incredible that you can see the beads of sweat on Jack's face. His shirt is pattered and the entire subject stands in contrast to the dark brown background.

This piece appears to be taken in Edward Curtis' tipi where he would sometimes photograph Native Americans in order to control light by using flaps in the top. The lighting brings every little detail in this breathtaking portrait.
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