Did you know that Edward Curtis also photographed fine art nudes in the 1920s while living in Los Angeles? A reliable source has told us that "Castle of Dreams" is of model Rose Delgado. When I questioned our source on the spelling of her last name, he answered "I would bet a stack of comic books on it!". Ms. Delgado is standing in front of a background painted by Ferdinand Earle, who was the set artist for the Cecile B. DeMille Studio in Hollywood. Edward also worked for the DeMille Studio in the Roaring 20s, photographing movie stills for such productions as The Ten Commandments and Adam's Rib, among others for multiple studios. This image is also printed from an original Curtis Studio negative.
Curtis produced a set of three fine art nudes, Castle of Dreams, Aphrodite and Sunset Trail. This set, along with other things, proves what an incredible photographic artist he was. These images were all originally printed as a blue toned silver gelatin print and used to help raise funds to continue his "North American Indian" project.
This print will be a full bleed (edge to edge printing) 11x14" on Hahnemühle Torchon paper, a pure cellulose watercolor paper with a distinct textured surface. It will be mounted on 3mm white styrene to prevent warping.