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Ansel Adams
1902-1984
'ROSE AND DRIFTWOOD, SAN FRANCISCO'
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 73,000 USD
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163
Ansel Adams
1902-1984
'ROSE AND DRIFTWOOD, SAN FRANCISCO'
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 73,000 USD
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Ansel Adams
1902-1984
1902-1984
'ROSE AND DRIFTWOOD, SAN FRANCISCO'
mounted, signed by the photographer in pencil on the mount, his Carmel studio stamp (BMFA 11), titled and dated in an unidentified hand in ink, on the reverse, matted, 1932, printed in 1978 (Autobiography, p. 33; Classic Images, pl. 7; Examples, p. 32; Lane Collection, pl. 19)
10 1/4 by 12 7/8 in. (26 by 32.7 cm.)
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Provenance

Private Collection, California

Sotheby's New York, 2 November 1987, Sale 5627, Lot 31

Acquired by the present owner from the above

Catalogue Note

'Rose and Driftwood' is among the earliest Adams images to be reproduced in book form: in Adams's own Making a Photograph: An Introduction to Photography (London and New York, 1935), where it is used to exemplify the quality of detail in photography; and in Bryan Holmes's Poet's Camera (New York and London, 1946), an anthology of lyrical images by 20th-century photographers.

Prints of this image, both early and late, are scarce.   The present photograph is one of only six examples, in various states, that have been offered at auction in the past two decades.

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