Property from an Important Private Collection, Sold to Benefit The Asia Foundation
mounted, signed, titled, dated, and editioned '1/50' in pencil on the mount, the photographer's 'Carmel-By-the-Sea' label numbered '20T' in pencil, 'Zypresse I' [Cypress] in pencil and '367' in red crayon, framed, a Michael Shapiro Photographs label on the reverse, 1929
9½ by 7¼ in. (24.1 by 18.4 cm.)
This early print, on lush, matte paper, is in generally excellent condition. There is some silvering overall. The photograph is mounted to card that has been boldly signed, titled, dated, and editioned by Weston in pencil.
Upon very close examination, Weston's initials and the edition number are also faintly visible on the mount at the lower left. The mount has been trimmed to 10 1/4 by 7 3/4 in. (26 by 19.7 cm). '267' is written in red crayon and annotated in German in pencil in an unidentified hand on the reverse.
The reverse is unevenly age-darkened and there are several tape remnants along the edges.
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Sotheby's London, Important Avant-Garde Photographs of the 1920s & 1930s, 2 May 1997, Sale 7267, Lot 215
Michael Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco
Michael Shapiro Photographs, 2011
Film und Foto, p. 79, cat. no. 767