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Ansel Adams

'Fort Sumter – Charleston, S. C.'

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

'Fort Sumter – Charleston, S. C.'

'Fort Sumter – Charleston, S. C.'

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

11,340

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Fort Sumter – Charleston, S. C.'


gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, titled in ink and with a Michael and Jeanne Adams collection stamp on the reverse, framed, 1937, printed circa 1940; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 7 1/2 by 6 3/4 in. (19.1 by 17.1 cm.)

frame: 19 3/4 by 16 7/8 in. (50.2 by 42.9 cm.)

This photograph is in generally excellent condition. The following are visible in raking light: a very faint, linear 2-inch scuff at the center of the image; 2 pinpoint-sized deposits of original retouching near the upper edge; and a 1/8-inch linear impression at the lower right corner.


The edges of the mount are slightly worn. The reverse of the mount is soiled. It is annotated in an unidentified hand in pencil '#4020' and 'AA/1644.'


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Collection of Virginia Best Adams

By descent to Michael and Jeanne Adams, 1980s

Acquired from the above, 2006