Ansel Adams

Dawn, Autumn Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Auction Closed

December 14, 10:16 PM GMT


7,000 - 10,000 USD

Lot Details


Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Dawn, Autumn Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's Carmel studio stamp, with title in ink, on the reverse, framed, an Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, label on the reverse, 1948, printed later

image: 19 1/2 by 14 3/4 in. (49.5 by 37.5 cm.)

frame: 35 1/2 by 29 1/2 in. (90.2 by 74.9 cm.)

Broschofsky Gallery, Ketchum, 2007, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agent
Ansel Adams, The Camera (Boston, 1980), fig. 5-1

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images (Boston, 1985), pl. 39

Janet Swan Bush, ed., Trees (Boston, 2004), p. 94

Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings on Hudson, 1972), pl. 53

Karen E. Haas and Rebecca A. Senf, Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection (Boston, 2005), pl. 56

Andrea Gray Stillman and William A. Turnage, eds., Ansel Adams: Our National Parks (Boston, 1992), p. 106

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 240

John Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams (Boston, 1977), p. 35

U. S. Camera 1953 (New York, 1952), p. 222

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

'The magic camera of Ansel Adams never fails to delight the eye with the magnificent scenery that it beholds. . .The photograph of the Great Smoky Mountains forest was made in pre-dawn light on an autumn morning.  The picture, one of a series made while Adams was working on a Guggenheim project is magnificent in the silvery tones of the trees.  Technique is shown here, completely harnessed to be the servant of the artist.' (U. S. Camera 1953, p. 226)