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Ansel Adams

Ferns

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Ferns

Ferns

Estimate:

7,000

to
- 10,000 USD

Lot sold:

5,670

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Ferns


a unique Polaroid print, framed, circa 1960; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 3 3/8 by 4 1/2 in. (8.6 by 11.4 cm.)

frame: 14 7/8 by 15 7/8 in. (37.8 by 30.3 cm.)

This unique Polaroid print is in generally excellent condition. As is typical with Polaroid prints, there is some pitting to the surface. There is a sharp crease at the upper center edge and another on the fern on the right side; neither appears to break the emulsion. The window mat is soiled and yellowed along the edges and there are 3 holes punched along one of the long sides.


The reverse of the print is affixed to the window mat with cellophane tape. The reverse is stained and soiled. 'AA/2004' is written in pencil in an unidentified hand on the reverse of the window mat.


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.

Collection of Virginia Best Adams

By descent to Michael and Jeanne Adams, 1980s

Acquired from the above, 2007