PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, MASSACHUSETTS
Twenty-eight years of effort, starting with a youth on a farm in Michigan, armed with a No. 2 Bull's Eye [camera], ...have gone into the making of this pepper, which I consider a peak of achievement.
It is a classic, completely satisfying, - a pepper - but more than a pepper: abstract, in that it is completely outside subject matter. ...[It] takes one beyond the world we know in the conscious mind.
EDWARD WESTON (1886-1958)
Pepper #35, 1930
gelatin silver print
signed, dated and numbered '12/50' in pencil (on the mount); titled, numbered '35P' and annotated '15.00' in pencil (on the reverse of the mount)
9 3/8 x 7½in. (24.2 x 19.2cm.)
With Carl Siembab Gallery, Boston;
to the present owner, May 1968