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Ansel Adams

Oak Tree, Autumn, Yosemite Valley, CA

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Oak Tree, Autumn, Yosemite Valley, CA

Oak Tree, Autumn, Yosemite Valley, CA

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

30,240

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Oak Tree, Autumn, Yosemite Valley, CA


gelatin silver print, the 'Photograph by Ansel Adams' stamp, signed by Virginia Best Adams in pencil, and a Michael and Jeanne Adams collection stamp on the reverse, framed, a San Francisco Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art exhibition labels on the reverse, circa 1935; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 9 1/2 by 6 7/8 in. (24.1 by 17.5 cm.)

frame: 19 3/8 by 15 1/4 in. (49.2 by 38.7 cm.)

This print, on double-weight paper with a slight surface sheen, is in generally excellent condition. There is some faint silvering along the lower left edge. The print is trimmed to the image and the lower right corner is bumped, with attendant emulsion chipping. There are tiny deposits of original retouching in the upper right quadrant. None of the aforementioned detract from the overall fine appearance of this print.


The following is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: 'Ansel Adams' and 'AA/1603.'


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.

Collection of Virginia Best Adams

By descent to Michael and Jeanne Adams, 1980s

Acquired from the above, 2006

John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100 (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2001), pl. 51 (this print)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ansel Adams at 100, August 2001 – January 2002, and traveling thereafter to:

The Art Institute of Chicago, February – June 2002

London, Hayward Gallery, July – September 2002

Berlin, Kunstbibliothek, October 2002 – January 2003

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February – April 2003

New York, The Museum of Modern Art, July – November 2003