A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Masterworks

A Grand Vision: The David H. Arrington Collection of Ansel Adams Masterworks

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Ansel Adams

'Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, Ca'

Auction Closed

December 14, 10:16 PM GMT


25,000 - 35,000 USD

Lot Details


Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, Ca'

gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's Carmel studio stamp (BMFA 11), with title and date in ink, on the reverse, framed, 1927, probably printed between 1973 and 1977

image: 19 1/8 by 14 1/4 in. (50.5 by 36.2 cm.)

frame: 35 1/2 by 31 1/2 in. (90.2 by 80 cm.)

Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, 1998, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agent
Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams: Yosemite and the Range of Light (Boston, 1979), pl. 54

Ansel Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs (Boston, 1983), p. 2

Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (Boston, 1985), p. 77

James Alinder, Ansel Adams 1902-1984 (Carmel: The Friends of Photography, 1984), title page

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images (Boston, 1985), pl. 2

Mary Street Alinder, Ansel Adams: A Biography (New York, 1996), facing p. 106

Mary Street Alinder and Andrea Gray Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916-1984 (Boston, 1988), p. 31

Mary Street Alinder, Group f.64 (New York, 2014), unpaginated

Peter Galassi, Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley: Celebrating the Park at 150 (Boston, 2014), p. 143

Karen E. Haas and Rebecca A. Senf, Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection (Boston, 2005), pl. 5

Barbara Buhler Lynes, Sandra S. Phillips, and Richard B. Woodward, Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities (Boston, 2008), fig. 2

Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings-on-Hudson, 1972), pl. 8

Nancy Newhall, Ansel Adams: The Eloquent Light, Photographs 1923-1963 (San Francisco: M. H. de Young Memorial Museum and Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1963), dust jacket and p. 45

Karen E. Quinn and Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Ansel Adams: The Early Years (Boston, 1991), pl. 6 and 7

John P. Schaefer, The Ansel Adams Guide Book 1: Basic Techniques of Photography (Boston, 1992), p. 153

Amy Scott, Art of An American Icon: Yosemite (Los Angeles, 2006), p 124

Rebecca Senf, Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams (New Haven, 2020), fig. 2.19

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 35

John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100 (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2001), figure 10

John Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams (Boston, 1977), p. 41