1 May 1997,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,250
GBP 600 - GBP 800
Nude on sand, 1936, printed later
Gelatin silver print, 7 x 9¼ in., mounted on card, signed in ink on verso.
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This image is part of the series Edward Weston made of Charis Wilson when they traveled to the sand dunes of Oceano, California.
A gift from the photographer to Endre Kvessy, grandfather of the present owner's daughter, who became friends with Weston from 1936 when he was touring California as a student.
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