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Charis, Lake Ediza

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Edward Weston made a revealing series of photographs of his wife that goes beyond simple likeness and demonstrates the balance of power and trust inherent in human relationships. Weston's portrait of Charis Wilson at Lake Ediza, taken during a 1937 pack trip to Yosemite with Ansel Adams, is an...

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Inscription

Verso of mt. u.l.: SC-SS-12G/'37; Cole Weston stamp

Provenance

From the artist to his son, Cole Weston; purchased by William H. and Saundra B. Lane; gift to the MFA from Saundra B. Lane, December 27, 2002.

Credit Line

Gift of Saundra B. Lane in honor of Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr.

1937

Dimensions

Sheet: 24.3 x 19.3 cm (9 9/16 x 7 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2002.888

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

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Photography

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Photographs