Chief High Horse by J.A. (John Alvin) Anderson
Signed Platinum Print by Stan Klimek, 1999
Professionally Matted and Custom Framed
Signature: Signed by Stan Klimek on the recto in the lower right corner. On the verso written in pencil is, “High Horse Platinum Print 37, Stan Klimek – 1999”. The print was made from the original at the Smithsonian Institute. This is an original platinum print that was not released in a limited edition.
Matting and Framing: Professionally matted and mounted in an archival 4-ply rag board matt with photo corners (completely removable, with no adhesives in contact with the print). The photograph is custom framed.
Frame Size – 34” x 24” Image Size – 24” x 20”
Provenance: Stan Klimek Studio. The platinum print by John Anderson was created for the Smithsonian Institute for a project to investigate platinum prints within the Portrait Gallery.
A Letter of Provenance from Stank Klimek will accompany the print.
References: The Smithsonian NAA Print Collection - John Alvin Anderson - Anderson was born in Sweden in 1869. After emigrating to the U.S. with his family, he traveled to Nebraska in the mid-1880s. With savings from his wages as a carpenter, he purchased his first camera. For nearly forty years between 1885 and the early 1930's, Anderson photographed among the Sioux and documented their daily lives. The John Alvin Anderson portfolio contains rare shots of He Dog, High Horse and Turning Bear, and other Sioux leaders who were later subjects of the photographer's portrait series.
Chief High Horse (Also known as Tasunke Wankatuya was a Burle Sioux Chief from the To Strikes Camp in the southern part of the Rosebud Agency District. A gifted orator, he represented his tribe before numerous delegations. He died at the age of 79 in 1931.)
Condition Statement: The print and frame are in FINE condition.
A photograph of the print appears in the photo section of the listing.