A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Masterworks

A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Masterworks

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Ansel Adams

Aspens, Northern New Mexico (vertical)

Auction Closed

December 14, 10:16 PM GMT


250,000 - 350,000 USD

Lot Details


Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Aspens, Northern New Mexico (vertical)

mural-sized gelatin silver print, signed with a stylus on the image, flush-mounted, a Hunter's Point Boys Club, San Francisco, dedication label on the reverse, framed, 1958, printed no later than 1968

image: 52 by 40 1/4 in. (132.1 by 102.2 cm.)

frame: 85 1/2 by 53 1/2 in. (217.2 by 135.9 cm.)

Gift of Hunter's Point Boys Club to Thomas E. Harris, San Francisco, 1968

Private collection by descent

Michael Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco

Private collection, Indiana, 1997

Michael Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco, 2007, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agent

Ansel Adams, The Camera (Boston, 1980), cover and fig. 11-1

Ansel Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs (Boston, 1983), p. 63

Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (Boston, 1985), p. 177

James Alinder, Ansel Adams 1902-1984 (Carmel: The Friends of Photography, 1984), p. 20

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images (Boston, 1985), pl. 63

Mary Street Alinder and Andrea Gray Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916-1984 (Boston, 1988), front leaf

Janet Swan Bush, ed., Trees (Boston, 2004), p. 7

Karen E. Haas and Rebecca A. Senf, Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection (Boston, 2005), pl. 49

Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings-on-Hudson, 1972), pl. 95

Nancy Newhall, Ansel Adams: The Eloquent Light, Photographs 1923-1963 (San Francisco: M. H. de Young Memorial Museum and Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1963), p. 19

John P. Schaefer, The Ansel Adams Guide Book 1: Basic Techniques of Photography (Boston, 1992), fig. 9.1

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), spine and p. 373

Andrea Gray Stillman, Looking at Ansel Adams (Boston, 2012), p. 200