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Ansel Adams

Panama–Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Panama–Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco

Panama–Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

 Panama–Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco


gelatin silver print, with 'Dec 4th - 1915' and 'Kodak Bulls eye Camera' in pencil and a Michael and Jeanne Adams collection stamp on the reverse, framed, 1915; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 6 3/4 by 6 7/8 in. (17.1 by 17.5 cm.)

frame: 21 7/8 by 17 7/8 in. (55.6 by 45.5 cm.)

This exceptionally rare, early print, on double-weight paper with a nearly matte surface, is in generally very good condition. It is trimmed to the image and there is miniscule intermittent chipping of the emulsion at the edges. When examined closely, there are some scuffs and very faint silvering.


The reverse shows minor soiling. The following are written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: 'MJA #0301a'; 'V623'; 'By AA'; and 'Refixed/washed 3/'78'.'


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, 2007

James A. Ganz, Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2015), Fig. 130