5 October 1999
Pepper No. 30
Gelatin silver print. 1930. Signed, dated and numbered 19/50 in pencil on the mount.
9.3/8 x 7.5/8in. (24.4 x 19.4cm.)
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See: Mora, Edward Weston: Forms of Passion, p. 171; Conger, Edward Weston: Photographs, fig. 606; Newhall, Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston, p. 182, fig. 150; Newhall, The Flame of Recognition: Edward Weston, p. 35.
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