A69.19.1

The Great Cloud, Mazatlan, Mexico
1923
9 in. HIGH x 7 in. WIDE
(22.86 cm HIGH x 17.78 cm WIDE)
The Bell Fund
A69.19.1

mounted to brown paper
verso bottom in pencil: "The Great- Cloud- Mazatlan/ Edward Weston/ Mexico 1923
IVAM, Valencia: Photographs in Mexico//SFMMA. 1977. TOM. Weston Gifts to His Sister. 1979. San Jose Museum of Art. 1979. SFMMA. Edward Weston in Mexico. 1983. TOM Seeing Straight: The f64 REvolution in PHotography 10/24/92 -1/10/93 (nt) Photographs from the Permanent Collection (Oakes Gallery) 3/10 - 8/13/95

On August 6, 1923, Weston wrote in his "Daybooks:"
 
"I was tempted in Mazatlan to 'go tourist' with my camera, making 'snaps' of street scenes-even doing Tina in her grand coach backed by a ruin.
 
But yesterday I made the first negatives other than matter-of-fact records-negatives with intention.  A quite marvelous cloud form tempted me-a sunlit cloud which rose from the bay to become a towering white column" [Edward Weston, "Daybooks," p. 14].
 
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