ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOON AND HALF DOME, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK'
'MOON AND HALF DOME, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK'
mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, partially overmatted, the photographer's Carmel studio stamp (BMFA 11), with title in ink, on the reverse, framed, 1960, probably printed between 1973 and 1977 (400 Photographs, p. 379)
19¾ by 15¼ in. (50.2 by 38.7 cm.)
This print is in generally very good to excellent condition. Upon close examination in high raking light, the following are visible: a few pinpoint-sized deposits of original retouching; and hairline scratches overall that do not appear to break the emulsion. The mount is partially overmatted along the upper and left margin edges.
The reverse of the mount is unevenly darkened and soiled, and there are fingerprints along the edges.
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. Our dating of this print is based upon the authors' assessment of the use dates of stamp 11 on the reverse of the mount: 1973 through 1977.
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