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Inscription: Inscribed and signed in pencil on print, verso, LR: "Brett Weston - // [illegible, crossed out] California 1927"
Felipe & Mona Teixidor, Mexico City; [Prakapas Gallery, Bronxville, New York]; John C. Waddell, New York (July 17, 1979)
Compare cat. no. 151, pl. 58 in Images of America, Precisionist Paintings and Modernist Photography (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1982); this untitled image representing water pipes seen from above is described in parentheses as "Pipes No. 5" and is also dated 1927; both it and the Met's image could represent the same site/objects seen from different vantage points.
Main Building 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street), New York, NY 10028 | 212-535-7710 (TTY: 212-650-2921)
The Cloisters 99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040 | 212-923-3700 (TTY: 212-570-3828)