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Ansel Adams

Gravel Bars, American River, California

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Gravel Bars, American River, California

Gravel Bars, American River, California

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

52,920

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Gravel Bars, American River, California


mural-sized sepia-toned gelatin silver print, mounted to Homasote board, framed, 1950, printed circa 1955

image: 106 3/4 by 82 3/4 in. (271.1 by 210.2 cm.)

frame: 109 by 85 in. (276.9 by 215.9 cm.)

Although it has not been examined out of its frame, this mural-sized photograph appears to be in generally excellent condition. As is typical of these majestic works, the image was printed in three horizontal sections and mounted together to make the overall composition. Upon close inspection, 2 seams can be seen running the width of the print. Some of the edges of the seams are chipped or lifting slightly from the mount. There are scattered scratches, abrasions, and original and later retouching, none of which detract from the overall fine appearance of this print.


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.

Bonhams New York, 28 October 2008, Sale 16121, Lot 23, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agent
The Pageant of History, pl. 18

California, p. 44

Salem, Peabody Essex Museum, Ansel Adams: At the Water’s Edge, June – October 2012 

Greenwich, The Royal Museums Greenwich, Photography From the Mountains to the Sea, November 2012  – April 2013, and traveling thereafter to:

Sydney, Australian National Maritime Museum, July – December 2013