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Ansel Adams

The Sierra Club Outing, 1930

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

The Sierra Club Outing, 1930

The Sierra Club Outing, 1930

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

126,000

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

The Sierra Club Outing, 1930


(San Francisco: self-published, 1930, an edition of 8), a portfolio of 23 gelatin silver prints, each signed by the photographer in pencil in the margin and titled in pencil on the reverse; together with the letterpress title/colophon, numbered '3' by the photographer in ink, 10 framed. Small folio, green linen portfolio with flaps and ties, stamped leather title label on spine, no. 3 in a total edition of 8

Each image: 6 by 8 in. (15.2 by 20.3 cm.) or the reverse

Each frame: 23 by 18 3/4 in. (58.4 by 47.6 cm.) or the reverse

This portfolio is in generally excellent condition. The margins are somewhat darkened along the edges, as well as in a thin band around the images. There are a few fingerprints in some of the margins. Each print bears several inventory numbers written in pencil in an unidentified hand on the reverse.


The portfolio case is heavily worn and discolored. The flaps have separated from the portfolio. The leather ties are very brittle.


Additional notes are as follows:


Rock Creek Cañon Bear Creek Spire: Unframed


Mountain Pine: There is a fox mark in the sky at the upper center. The margin is sunned in a band around the periphery of the image. There are some purple ink deposits on the reverse. Framed


Mount McGee: Unframed


Mt. Huxley: Unframed


North Palisade: Unframed


The Hermit: Framed


Dan Tachet: Framed


Devil's Cragg: Unframed


Down Bishop Pass: The margin is sunned in a band around the periphery of the image. There is a small brown fox mark on the reverse. Framed


Detail- Devil's Cragg: There is a stray graphite mark in the margin. Unframed


Lodgepole Pine: The margin is sunned in a band around the periphery of the image. Framed


Bishop Pass: Unframed


In Simpson Meadow: The margin is sunned in a band around the periphery of the image. Framed


On Muir Pass: The margin is sunned in a band around the periphery of the image. Framed


On the Hermit: Framed


First Recess = Mono Creek: Unframed


Red and White Mountain: Unframed


Mount Huxley/Evolution Lake: Unframed


Muir Pass: Unframed


Meadow- near Bishop Pass: The margin is sunned in a band around the periphery of the image. There are a few scattered fox marks. Framed


Mount Winchell: Unframed


Grouse Valley: Unframed


Sierra Juniper: There is a disruption in the paper along the upper edge, possibly a result of the paper-making process. Framed


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.

Sotheby's New York, 1 November 1989, Sale 5921, Lot 326

Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, New York, 2006, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agent

DOWN BISHOP PASS, ON THE HERMIT, DAN TACHET, and MEADOW, NEAR BISHOP PASS:

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