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Artichoke, Halved

Gold porcelain vase with flowers, birds, profile heads on handles

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  • Gold porcelain vase with flowers, birds, profile heads on handles


1930, printed 1953/54


Edward Weston (American, 1886–1958)
printed by Brett Weston (American, 1911–1993)

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Edward Weston


Artichoke, Halved


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1930


Gelatin silver print


Inscribed recto, on mount, lower right, below image, in graphite: "EW1930"; printed and typed verso, on sticker affixed to mount, center, in black ink: "The Photographs of Edward Weston / A comprehensive series of 830 photographs selected by Edward / Weston in 1953 as representative of his life’s work, and printed / under his direction by Brett Weston. / This print is one of an edition of six from the negative. / No. [printed] 28V [typed] / Title [printed] Artichoke Halved, 1930 [typed]”


Image/paper: 19 × 23.5 cm (7 1/2 × 9 5/16 in.); Mount: 34 × 39.4 cm (13 7/16 × 15 9/16 in.)

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Gift of Max McGraw

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