Ansel Adams

'Thousand Island Lake and Banner Peak at Sunset'

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December 14, 10:16 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details


Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Thousand Island Lake and Banner Peak at Sunset'

gelatin silver print, initialed. dated, and copyrighted '(c) AEA 23' in ink on the image, framed, 1923; accompanied by the original mount, signed and inscribed 'To Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McDuffie with the Season's Best Wishes from Ansel E. Adams,' partially titled and dated in green ink, and a Michael and Jeanne Adams collection stamp on the reverse, and with a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (3)

image: 5 3/4 by 8 in. (14.6 by 20.3 cm.)

frame: 17 3/4 by 22 in. (45.1 by 55.9 cm.)

Collection of Virginia Best Adams

By descent to Michael and Jeanne Adams, 1980s

Acquired from the above, 2007

Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (Boston, 1985), p. 73

Ansel Adams, Sierra Nevada: The John Muir Trail (New York, 2006), pl. 7

James Alinder, Ansel Adams 1902-1984 (The Friends of Photography, Carmel, 1984, p. 9

Mary Street Alinder, Ansel Adams: A Biography (New York, 1996), unpaginated

Karen E. Haas and Rebecca A. Senf, Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection (Boston, 2005), pl. 82

Rebecca Senf, Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams (New Haven, 2020), fig. 2.17

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 40