Edward Weston (1886-1958)
Edward Weston (1886-1958)

Shell and Rock Arrangement, 1931

Edward Weston (1886-1958)
Shell and Rock Arrangement, 1931
gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1940s
initialed and dated in pencil (mount, recto); signed, titled, dated, numbered '15C' and annotated '[on "Weston Beach" where Ruth, E. W. and others had a holiday]' in pencil (mount, verso)
image/sheet: 7 ½ x 9 3/8 in. (19 x 23.8 cm.)
mount: 14 x 15 ½ in. (35.5 x 39.3 cm.)
The artist;
Gifted to Ruth-Marion Baruch (1922-1997), wife of Pirkle Jones (1914-2009) c. 1945;
Property Sold to Benefit the Pirkle Jones Foundation, Sotheby's, New York, October 6, 2010, lot 122;
Acquired from the above sale.
Ben Maddow, Edward Weston: Fifty Years, Aperture, Millerton, New York, 1973, p. 135
Keith F. Davis, Edward Weston: One Hundred Photographs from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Hallmark Photographic Collection, William Rockhill Nelson Trust, Tucson, 1982, p. 23.
James L. Enyeart, Edward Weston's California Landscapes, Little, Brown, Boston, 1984, pl. 49.
Beaumont Newhall, Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston, Thames and Hudson, Ltd., London, 1986, cat. 151, pl. 90.
Amy Conger, Edward Weston: Photographs, Center for Creative Photography, 1992, fig. 655/1931.

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