A vintage and very rare 10" x 8" Goldtone image of Canon del Muerto, 1906, appearing in the original Curtis Studio Seattle frame with complete Curtis Studio Description Legend on the frame backing paper. The 10" x 8" Goltone images were produced in far fewer numbers than the more popular 11"x 14" Goldtone size. This is only the third example of Canon del Muerto in the 10" x 8" format that I know to be extant.
The Goldtone itself is one of the only 15 percent that were produced by Curtis that were flawless exposures. Neither too light nor too dark; free of any imperfections in the emulsion; no finger prints or flaws whatsoever.
The frame is missing some areas of the plaster, most notably on the lower right corner.
This fabulous Goldtone of Canon del Muerto has remained in the same family's collection since it was originally purchased directly from the Curtis Seattle Studio prior to 1914.
A truly rare and exceptionally perfect example of Canon del Muerto, an image not often seen in the 10" x 8" Goldtone format.