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2nd Annual Minnesota Art and History

Wed, May 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 279

Roland W. Reed Photograph "End of Day" 1908

Estimate: $300 - $600

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Roland W. Reed (American, 1864-1934). Photogravure titled "End of Day" depicting an Ojibwe Native American man resting on a rock overlooking a large body of water, possibly Lake Superior, ca. 1908. Pencil signed along the lower left. Titled and dated along the verso in pen.

Reed returned throughout his life to Minnesota, though his sense of wanderlust compelled him to travel throughout the United States. His subjects were often Native Americans and he was part of a school of photographers known as "Pictorialists" whose emphasis on light and focus defined their works. His works are often part of a tradition of photographs taken during this time aimed at capturing the "Disappearing Indian," based on the notion that Native Americans' traditional way of life was disappearing rather than changing.

Height: 7 3/4 in x width: 9 3/4 in.


The sheet is toned. There is a significant undulation to the sheet; the work curls inwards along the top and bottom edges. Light wear along the edges. There is a tear along the lower right edge measuring approx. 1" in length. Soiling to the verso that does not affect the recto.

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