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Ansel Adams

Reflections at Mono Lake, California

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Reflections at Mono Lake, California

Reflections at Mono Lake, California

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Reflections at Mono Lake, California


oversized gelatin silver print, mounted on Nat Mat board, framed, 1948, printed circa 1968

image: 20 1/8 by 26 1/2 in. (51.1 by 67.3 cm.)

frame: 38 by 43 in. (96.5 by 109.22 cm.)

This photograph, on paper with an eggshell surface, is in generally very good condition. There is a faint gray line along each edge, possibly graphite transference from a previous window mat. There is a tiny chip at the lower left edge, and the lower left corner is rubbed.


The mount is brittle and age-darkened at the edges and there are abrasions throughout. There are graphite dry-mounting guidelines at the upper left and upper right edges.


The following is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: 'mount chip mat AA'; 'AA/1694'; and 'S [underlined]'. The reverse is foxed, stained, and there are multiple abrasions.


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.

Carl Siembab Gallery, Boston, late 1960s

Private collection

Sotheby's New York, 22 April 2006, Sale 8189, Lot 106, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agent

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images (Boston, 1985), pl. 75

Mary Street Alinder and Andrea Gray Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916-1984 (Boston, 19

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 257

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

Lubbock, Texas Tech University, Ansel Adams: American Master, Selections from the David H. Arrington Collection, August 2015 – January 2016