EDWARD WESTON | DUNES, OCEANO
gelatin silver print, mounted, signed and dated in pencil on the mount, signed, titled, dated, and annotated '25.00' by the photographer and annotations, including '45SO' and 'JEAN,' in unidentified hands in pencil, and with a San Francisco Museum of Art exhibition label on the reverse, framed, 1936 (Conger 944)
7⅝ by 9⅝ in. (19.4 by 24.4 cm.)
Upon closed examination in raking light, there is a 3.25 inch hairline scratch extending from the left edge in the lower left corner. Also in raking light is a pin-point-sized impression that does not break the emulsion in the upper left quadrant.
On a slick white mount. Along the upper edge there are small abrasions and circular yellowed adhesive deposits, suggesting this photograph was previously overmatted. In the lower portion of the mount are small eraser-head-sized faint rust-colored spots of indeterminate nature.
There are framers notations in pencil along the lower right edge and corner of the mount.
There is minor wear along the left edge of the mount.
On the reverse of the mount, there are minor abrasions and hinge remnants along the upper edge, and it is overall faintly soiled. The upper edge appears to have been trimmed as the negative number '45SO' is only partially legible along the upper edge. Framers notations and 'Low 12338' are in unidentified hands in pencil.
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Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, 1993
Kathy Kelsey Foley, Edward Weston’s Gifts to His Sister (Dayton, 1978), p. 47
Keith F. Davis, Edward Weston: One Hundred Photographs from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Hallmark Photographic Collection (Kansas City, 1982), p. 33
Kurt Markus, ed., Dune: Edward & Brett Weston (Kalispell, 2003), p. 71
Passion and Precision: Photographs from the Collection of Margaret W. Weston (Monterey, 2003), p. 30
Judith Hochberg, Sarah Lowe, Michael Mattis, and Dody Weston Thomson, Edward Weston: Life Work (Revere, 2004), pl. 78
Alexander Lee Nyerges, Edward Weston: A Photographer’s Love of Life (Dayton, 2004), pl. 32
San Francisco Museum of Art, Edward Weston, September - October 1937