Lot 4
  • 4

Ansel Adams

20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • Ansel Adams
  • Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico
  • gelatin silver print
mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, circa 1929, printed in 1975 


Ansel Adams and Mary Street Alinder, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (Boston, 1985), p. 95

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images (Boston, 1985), pl. 5

Andrea G. Stillman, ed., The Grand Canyon and the Southwest: Ansel Adams (Boston, 2000), p. 25

Ansel Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs (Boston, 2002), p. 90

Andrea G. Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 59

Catalogue Note

The photographs in Lots 4 through 12 are from the collection of Andrea G. Stillman, who worked closely with Ansel Adams in the 1970s.  Stillman has edited and authored numerous books on the photographer, including Ansel Adams: Letters And Images 1916-1984Ansel Adams: Our National ParksYosemite: Ansel AdamsAnsel Adams California; and Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs.  In the recently published Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man, Stillman writes, ‘The Ansel I knew was funny, sweet, charming, full of laughter and jokes, addicted to work, unable to hurt anyone’s feelings, and thought the best of everyone until proven otherwise. . . He dedicated his life to the highest ideals, and I believe that his nobility of spirit is reflected in his photographs’ (p. 21).  Stillman acquired most of the prints offered here directly from Adams throughout the 1970s and 1980s.