This print is in generally very good condition. Upon close inspection, the following are visible overall: minor scratches that do not appear to break the emulsion; and matte deposits, possibly foxing. In raking light, minor silvering is visible at the edges.
There are glue remnants from a previous overmat on the mount. On the reverse of the mount, glue remnants are also visible at the upper and lower edges and at each corner. The number '33' (circled) is in unidentified hand in pencil.
Karen Haas's and Rebecca Senf's book, 'Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection,' publishes the most comprehensive list to date of the studio stamps and labels Adams used throughout his career. The authors' assessment of the use dates of stamp 7 on the reverse of the print's mount is 1963 to 1973, and of stamp 8, 1963-1970. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.