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Ansel Adams

'Autumn Storm Near Las Trampas, New Mexico'

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

'Autumn Storm Near Las Trampas, New Mexico'

'Autumn Storm Near Las Trampas, New Mexico'

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Autumn Storm Near Las Trampas, New Mexico'


gelatin silver print, mounted to Hi-Art illustration board, signed in ink on the mount, the photographer's Carmel studio stamps (BMFA 7 and 8), titled and with the date in ink, on the reverse, framed, 1958, probably printed between 1963 and 1970

image: 10 1/4 by 12 7/8 in. (26 by 32.7 cm.)

frame: 20 7/8 by 24 7/8 in. (53 by 63.2 cm.)

This print, with a semi-glossy surface and mounted to Hi-Art illustration board, is in generally excellent condition. There are deposits of original retouching in the sky, visible only under close examination. The original mat is affixed to the front of the mount and is faintly soiled.


'AA/1743' and '67 [circled]' are written in pencil in an unidentified hand on the reverse. The upper edge and lower corners are abraded, suggesting that this mount may have been affixed to a secondary mount.


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 stamps 7 and 8 on the reverse of the mount: 1963 through 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.

Sotheby's New York, 17 October 2006, Sale 8227, Lot 20, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agent
Ansel Adams and Lawrence Clark Powell, Photographs of the Southwest (Boston, 1976), pl. 105

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images (Boston, 1985), pl. 64

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 369

Modena, Fondazione Cassa de Risparmio de Modena, Ansel Adams La Natura è il mio Regno, September 2011 –  January 2012

Lubbock, Texas Tech University, Ansel Adams: American Master, Selections from the David H. Arrington Collection, August 2015 – January 2016