This classic Curtis image was made in the heart of the Bad Lands of South Dakota. The subject is Red Hawk who was born 1854 and was a fierce warrior who ultimately engaged in 20 battles, including the Custer fight in 1876. This lyrical image is widely considered to be Curtis’ most important and beautiful Great Plains peopled landscape. Curtis loved the visual and metaphorical qualities of water, and the goldtone, more than any other photographic medium, conveys the beauty of water as an aesthetic element. The compelling composition and subject matter have helped keep this, one of Curtis’ most sought after images compelling nearly one hundred years after it was made.
- Produced using Curtis’ original glass plate negative
- Beautiful, historic imagery
- Luminosity and three-dimensionality that is unequaled by any other photographic medium
- Edward Curtis’ favorite printing process
- Limited edition with a certificate of authenticity
- Two sizes available in two frame choices
- Framed and ready to hang