This silver gelatin print was made by Imogen, in her darkroom on Green Street in San Francisco, Ca. This Magnolia Bud is a very early image of the flower that Imogen much admired. This image is from her 4x5 negative, full-frame.
This print was in Imogen's possession until she established the Imogen Cunningham Trust. Imogen gifted all her original prints in her home and studio space to the Trust in 1975, where this print has remained. The print itself is in excellent condition. The surface of the print is quite clean, not marred. with one very small soft bend at '12 o'clock' near the top of the print border. This is an undated, unsigned original print. Imogen did not date her printing dates of her negatives, so we do not know the exact date of the print itself.
The family of Imogen Cunningham still manage the Imogen Cunningham Trust, and it was her wish to keep her work alive and available. For many years, Rondal Partridge, her son, ran the Trust. The Trust is not managed my Meg Partridge, Rondal's daughter.
This print comes directly from the Imogen Cunningham archive, accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Meg Partridge, Imogen's granddaughter.