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Ansel Adams

Lodgepole Pines, Yosemite

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Lodgepole Pines, Yosemite

Lodgepole Pines, Yosemite

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Lodgepole Pines, Yosemite


gelatin silver print, flush-mounted, mounted again to a slick white mount, signed in pencil on the mount, with the 'Photograph by Ansel Adams' stamp, signed and titled by Virginia Best Adams in pencil, and a Michael and Jeanne Adams collection stamp on the reverse, framed, circa 1930; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 7 3/4 by 5 1/8 in. (19.7 by 13 cm.)

frame: 22 7/8 by 18 7/8 in. (58.1 by 47.9 cm.)

This print is in generally excellent condition. Visible under close inspection in raking light are the following: tiny deposits of original retouching; faint scuffs and scratches including one in the center tree trunk measuring approximately 2-inches; the faintest silvering and rubbing along the edges; and some short, horizontal hair-line cracks in the emulsion along the lower right edge.


The reverse is stained. The following is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: 'MJA0605'; 'A016'; and 'AA/1990.'


When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.


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.

Please note the correct negative date for this photograph is circa 1930. This photograph was printed in the 1930s.
Collection of Virginia Best Adams

By descent to Michael and Jeanne Adams, 1980s

Acquired from the above, 2007