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Gifted by the artist to Dody Weston Thompson, 1940s;
the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg, New York;
acquired from the above by the present owner, 2003.
Ben Maddow, Edward Weston: Fifty Years, Aperture, Millerton, New York, 1973, p. 97.
Beaumont Newhall, Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1986, pl. 11, n.p.
Amy Conger, Edward Weston: Photographs from the Collection of the Center for Creative Photography, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, 1992, fig. 85/1922.
Jose Antonio Rodriguez et al., Edward Weston: La Mirada de la Ruptura, El Instituto, Mexico, 1994, p. 42.
Gilles Mora (ed.), Edward Weston: Forms of Passion, Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1995, p. 57.
Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. et al., Edward Weston: Photography and Modernism, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1999, pl. 6, n.p.
Sarah M. Lowe et al., Edward Weston: Life Work, Lodima Press, Revere, Pennsylvania, 2003, pl. 14, n.p.
Sarah M. Lowe, Tina Modotti & Edward Weston: The Mexico Years, Merrell, New York, 2004, p. 26.
Amy Conger, Edward Weston: The Form of the Nude, Phaidon, New York, 2005, p. 16.