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Ansel Adams

Snag Near Scotia, Mendico, California

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Snag Near Scotia, Mendico, California

Snag Near Scotia, Mendico, California

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

20,160

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Snag Near Scotia, Mendico, California


gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in ink on the mount, with '3-CAL-53' in pencil and the Michael and Jeanne Adams collection stamp on the reverse, framed, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Museum of Modern Art loan labels on the reverse, circa 1938 

image: 6 1/2 by 4 1/4 in. (16.5 by 10.8 cm.)

frame: 19 1/4 by 15 1/4 in. (48.9 by 38.7 cm.)

This photograph has a semi-glossy surface and is mounted to card. In raking light, the following is barely discernible: soft diagonal impressions in the upper left and right corners; a very small, soft crease near the upper edge that likely occurred during or as a result of mounting; and tiny pinpoint-sized deposits of original retouching.


The mount is generally clean. On the reverse, '22-S-B' and 'AA/1613' in pencil are in modern hands in pencil.


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.

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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. 40 (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

There is another early print of this image in the Ansel Adams archive at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona