EDWARD WESTON (1886–1958)
Shell, 1927
gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1953 by Brett Weston
initialed and dated in pencil (mount, recto); titled, dated and numbered on affixed photographer's descriptive label in typeset (mount, verso)
image/sheet: 914 x 714 in. (23.4 x 18.4 cm.)
mount: 15 x 1114 in. (38.1 x 28.5 cm.)
This work is number one from an edition of six, from the negative 1S.
Stephen White's Gallery of Photography, Los Angeles;
acquired from the above by the present owner, 1984.
Ben Maddow, Edward Weston Fifty Years, Aperture, Millerton, New York, 1973, p. 69.
Beaumont Newhall, Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston, New York Graphic Society/Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1986, pl. 26.
Cecil Beaton and Gail Buckland, The Magic Image: The Genius of Photography, Pavilion Books Limited, London, 1989, p. 158.
Amy Conger, Edward Weston: Photographs, Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon, 1992, fig. 544/1927.
Nancy Newhall, Edward Weston: The Flame of Recognition, Aperture, New York, 1993, p. 24.
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This image was selected by Edward Weston out of 830 works to stand as one of the exceptional representation of his impressive oeuvre. This was printed under his supervision by his son Brett Weston in 1953.

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