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

'Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico'

Auction Closed

December 14, 10:16 PM GMT


700,000 - 1,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico'

gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, signed, titled, dated, and inscribed 'For Sidney Liebes, Ansel Adams' in ink on the reverse, framed, an Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, label on the reverse, 1941, probably printed in late 1941 or early 1942

image: 9 1/4 by 12 1/8 in. (23.5 by 30.8 cm.)

frame: 22 3/4 by 27 in. (57.8 by 68.6 cm.)

Acquired from the photographer by Marjorie and Sidney Liebes, 1941-42

By descent in family

Acquired from the above, circa 2006, Andrea Stillman and Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agents

Rebecca Senf, Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams (New Haven, 2020), fig. 6.15 (this print) 

Andrea Gray Stillman, Looking at Ansel Adams (Boston, 2012), p. 119 (this print)

Ansel Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs (Boston, 2002), p. 40

Ansel Adams and Lawrence Clark Powell, Photographs of the Southwest (Boston, 1976), pl. 55

James Alinder, Ansel Adams 1902-1984 (The Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA, 1984), p. 55

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, (Boston, 1985), pl. 32

Mary Street Alinder and Andrea Gray Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916-1984 (Boston, 1988), p. 142

Robert Doty, ed., Photography in America (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1974), pp. 130-31

Karen E. Haas, An Enduring Vision: Photographs from the Lane Collection (Boston, 2011), pl. 8

Karen E. Haas and Rebecca A. Senf, Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2005), pl. 37

Barbara Buhler Lynes, Sandra S. Phillips, and Richard B. Woodward, Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities (Boston, 2008), fig. 3 and p. 109

Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings on Hudson, 1972), pl. 63

Therese Mulligan and David Wooters, Photography from 1839 to Today, George Eastman House (Köln, 2000), p. 643

Martha A. Sandweiss, Masterworks of American Photography: The Amon Carter Museum Collection (Birmingham, 1982), pl. 125

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: The Grand Canyon and the Southwest (Boston, 2000), frontispiece

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 175

John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100 (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2001), pl. 96