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Attributed to MARGRETHE MATHER (1885-1952)
Attributed to MARGRETHE MATHER (1885-1952)

Edward Weston in Shadow, c. 1919-1920

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Attributed to MARGRETHE MATHER (1885-1952)
Edward Weston in Shadow, c. 1919-1920
platinum print
credit 'Mather' in an unknown hand in pencil (on the verso)
image/sheet: 9 3/8 x 7½in. (23.7 x 19cm.)
Literature
Modernist Masterworks to 1925 from 'the deLIGHTed eye', A Private Collection, International Center of Photography, New York, 1985, p. 23
Exhibited
Modernist Masterworks to 1925 from 'the deLIGHTed eye', A Private Collection, International Center of Photography, New York, May 15-June 16, 1985

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This engaging portrait of Edward Weston is stylistically consistent with Mather's other work of the period which also features a number of sitters posed before the divided backdrop at Weston's Glendale studio. According to Beth Gates Warren, Hagemeyer joined Mather and Weston at his 'shack' in early March 1919 for a lengthy portrait session, where both men took turns posing in Hagemeyer's flowing black cape (Artful Lives, The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011, p. 156)

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