1902 - 1984
gelatin silver print, titled in red ink on the reverse, with the 'Photograph by Ansel Adams' stamp, signed by Virginia Best Adams in pencil, and a Michael and Jeanne Adams collection stamp on the reverse, circa 1930; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)
image: 9 3/4 by 7 1/2 in. (24.8 by 19.1 cm.)
This print is in generally excellent condition. There are some tiny deposits of original retouching. The 'KODAK' negative stamp is visible along the extreme upper edge of the print. The corners are worn and there is associated emulsion loss, impressions, and creasing.
'A019' and 'AA/1937' is written in pencil in an unidentified hand on the reverse. 'S' is written in red ink, possibly by the photographer. The reverse is abraded in the upper left corner, soiled, and darkened along the edges.
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