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Brett Weston captures an ancient volcano in Guatemala, now lushly covered with planted fields. Apparently, upon seeing this image, Ansel Adam's wife mistakenly complimented this landscape as his "best ever." Ansel replied, "Virginia, Brett took this one."

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Publication: "Brett Weston, Five Decades," Aperture, p. 123.
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Remains of Hinges / Adhesive
Area: Margin
Location: Overall
Notes: White framer's glue was applied on wide margin around image to bind overmat to mat board. Professionally removed but some evidence remains. No damage to image.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Weston Gallery, Carmel, California, 1979, to Private Collection, Washington, U.S.
  • Ships From: Washington, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 19 in. (38.1 x 48.26 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
Note: Image shipped after funds clear bank.
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