'CHURCH DOOR, HORNITOS'
mounted, initialed and dated in pencil on the mount, signed, titled, and dated in pencil on the reverse, framed, 1940 (Conger 1505)
7⅝ by 9⅝ in. (19.4 by 24.4 cm.)
This photograph is in generally excellent condition. When examined in raking light, faint silvering is visible at the extreme edges. There are scattered tiny foxmarks on the mount and it is slightly age-darkened along the edges. A thin excess of dry-mounting tissue is visible on the mount at the periphery of the print.
There is minor soiling and some foxing on the reverse of the mount. 'C-559' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
By descent to the present owner
Nancy Newhall, ed., Edward Weston: The Flame of Recognition (Aperture, 1967), p. 89
Beaumont Newhall, Supreme Instants: The Photographs of Edward Weston (Tucson: Center for Creative Photography, 1986), cat. 215
Jennifer A. Watts, ed., Edward Weston, A Legacy (Los Angeles: The Huntington Library, 2003), pl. 56
Manfred Heiting, ed., Edward Weston (Cologne, 2004), p. 181