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Ansel Adams

'Rocks, Sierra Foothills, California'

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

'Rocks, Sierra Foothills, California'

'Rocks, Sierra Foothills, California'

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

7,560

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Rocks, Sierra Foothills, California'


gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, signed and titled in ink and with a Michael and Jeanne Adams collection stamp on the reverse, framed, 1945; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 7 1/2  by 9 3/8 in. (19.1 by 23.8 cm.)

frame: 18 3/4 by 23 in. (47.6 by 58.4 cm.)

This photograph is in generally excellent condition. When examined closely, original deposits of retouching are visible in the sky. A thin excess of dry mounting tissue is visible at the lower edge. The mount is somewhat yellowed along the edges, not affecting the image.


The following are written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: '315'; 'Ansel Adams'; and '38 [circled].' '#10' is written in ink. There are adhesive remnants in the upper corners and faint soiling.


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. 30 (this print)

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 270

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

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