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Ansel Adams

The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

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December 14, 10:16 PM GMT


400,000 - 600,000 USD

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Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

The Grand Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

mural-sized gelatin silver print, signed twice in ink on the image, flush-mounted, with partial title in ink on the reverse, framed, 1942, probably printed in the 1960s; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 38 7/8 by 51 7/8 in. (98.7 by 131.8 cm.)

frame: 53 3/4 by 69 1/2 in. (136.5 by 176.5 cm.)

Collection of Virginia Best Adams

By descent to Michael and Jeanne Adams, 1980s

Acquired from the above, 2006

Ansel Adams and Nancy Newhall, This is the American Earth (San Francisco, 1960) p. 15

Ansel Adams, The Print (Hastings-on-Hudson, 1968), fig. 1

Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings on Hudson, 1972), pl. 56

Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (Boston, 1985), p. 192

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images (Boston, 1985), pl. 35

Mary Street Alinder and Andrea Gray Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916-1984 (Boston, 1988), p. 331

Peter Wright and John Armor, The Mural Project: Photographs by Ansel Adams (Santa Barbara, 1989), p. 73

Andrea Gray Stillman and William A. Turnage, eds., Our National Parks (Boston, 1992), cover and p. 31

Ansel Adams: The National Park Services Photographs (London, 1994), pl. 137

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), cover and p. 205

Lauris Morgan-Griffiths, Ansel Adams: Landscape of the American West (London, 2008), pp. 44-5

Rebecca Senf, Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams (New Haven, 2020), fig. 6.7

Fresno, First Federal Savings and Loan, 1982

Yosemite, The Ansel Adams Gallery, 1983 (On the occasion of the Royal Visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to Yosemite)

Carpinteria, The Cate School, Ansel Adams: 1902-1984, 1984

Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art and Science, 1989

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Art Center, Ansel Adams: The Museum Set, November 1995 – January 1996

Napa, Mumm Gallery, January 1997 – May 1998

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