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Lot 14: ROBERT EMERSON CURTIS (1898-1996). CANBERRA. Circa 1940. 39x25 inches, 101x63 cm.Platinum House
November 8, 2012
New York, NY, USALive Auction
ROBERT EMERSON CURTIS (1898-1996) CANBERRA. Circa 1940.
39 3/4x25 inches, 101x63 1/2 cm.
Condition B+ / B: restored loss in image; restoration along sharp vertical and horizontal folds; repaired tears in image.
Canberra's Provisional Parliament House viewed with the Black Mountain in the background. Born in England, Curtis and his family moved to Australia where he became an illustrator and cartoonist. He is best known for his architectural and industrial studies, including a book of lithographs about the construction of the Sydney Harbor Bridge.