GLASS AND LILY
mounted, signed and dated in pencil on the mount, 1939 (Conger 1497)
7⅝ by 9⅝ in. (19.4 by 24.4 cm.)
This print, on paper with a slight surface sheen, is in generally excellent condition. The photograph is mounted to buff board. The presentation of this print, with Weston's full signature and date on the buff mount, is typical of prints he made during the 1930s.
The following are visible upon close inspection in raking light: a faint, ½-inch horizontal scratch in the upper left quadrant; a very faint, 5-inch horizontal linear impression running across the center of the print; a small, circular impression at the center left; and a few small deposits of original retouching.
The mount is slightly age-darkened in a thin band at the periphery of the print. The lower right corner of the mount is gently bumped. There is minor foxing and light surface soiling on the front and reverse of the mount.
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.
Sotheby's New York, 16 October 2007, Sale 8349, Lot 178
Ben Maddow, Edward Weston: Fifty Years (Aperture, 1973), pl. 242
Peter C. Bunnell, Edward Weston: On Photography (Salt Lake City, 1983), pl. one
Peter C. Bunnell and David Featherstone, eds., EW: 100: Centennial Essays in Honor of Edward Weston (Carmel, 1986), p. 116
Manfred Heiting, ed., Edward Weston (Cologne, 2004), p. 185