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Ansel Adams

Portfolio VI

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Portfolio VI

Portfolio VI

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

94,500

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Portfolio VI


(New York: Parasol Press, 1974, a total edition of 110), a portfolio of 10 gelatin silver prints, each mounted, signed and with sequential numbers and edition '40/110' in pencil on the mount, the portfolio stamp on the reverse, framed, 1932-53, printed in 1974; together with printed title, plate list, colophon, dedication to Gottardo Piazzoni and Edward Weston, and foreword by Beaumont and Nancy Newhall. Elephant folio, beige linen clamshell box

images: each approximately 19 3/4 by 15 1/4 in. (50.2 by 38.7 cm.) or the reverse

frames: each approximately 31 by 25 in. (78.7 by 63.5 cm.) or the reverse

The following are visible on some of the prints upon close inspection in raking light: deposits of original retouching; and pinpoint-sized impressions.


Additional notes are as follows:

1. Edward Weston, Carmel Highlands, California: 19 1/2 by 14 1/2 in.

2. Antelope House Ruin, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona: 19 5/8 by 15 1/4 in.

3. Maroon Bells, near Aspen, Colorado: 15 1/4 by 19 1/8 in.: There is an Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, label on the reverse of the frame.

4. Silverton, Colorado: 15 1/4 by 19 3/8 in.: There is a tiny chip to the lower left corner tip.

5. Graduation Dress, Yosemite Valley, California: 19 3/8 by 15 1/4 in.

6. Still Life, San Francisco: 19 3/8 by 14 7/8 in.: There is a soft crease in the upper left quadrant which does not appear to break the emulsion.

7. White Post and Spandrel, Columbia, California: 19 1/8 by 14 in.

8. Alders, Prairie Creek Beach, Northern California: 15 1/2 by 19 1/4 in.

9. Fresh Snow, Yosemite Valley, California: 15 1/2 by 19 in.

10. Gottardo Piazzoni in His Studio, San Francisco: 15 1/2 by 19 1/2 in.


The clamshell box is in generally excellent condition. There are a few handling creases to the printed front matter.


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.

Parasol Press, Ltd., Portland, 2006, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agent
John Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams (Boston, 1977), unpaginated
MAROON BELLS:

Salem, Peabody Essex Museum, Ansel Adams: At the Water’s Edge, June – October 2012

Greenwich, The Royal Museums Greenwich, Photography From the Mountains to the Sea, November 2012  – April 2013, and traveling thereafter to:

Sydney, Australian National Maritime Museum, July – December 2013

Modena, Fondazione Cassa de Risparmio de Modena, Ansel Adams La Natura è il mio Regno, September 2011 –  January 2012

ALDERS, PRAIRIE CREEK BEACH:

Modena, Fondazione Cassa de Risparmio de Modena, Ansel Adams La Natura è il mio Regno, September 2011 –  January 2012

1. Edward Weston, Carmel Highlands, California, 1945

2. Antelope House Ruin, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1942

3. Maroon Bells, near Aspen, Colorado, 1951 4. Silverton, Colorado, 1951

5. Graduation Dress, Yosemite Valley, California, 1948

6. Still Life, San Francisco, circa 1932

7. White Post and Spandrel, Columbia, California, 1953

8. Alders, Prairie Creek Beach, Northern California, circa 1949

9. Fresh Snow, Yosemite Valley, California, circa 1947

10. Gottardo Piazzoni in His Studio, San Francisco, circa 1932