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Ansel Adams

'Trees And Cliffs of Eagle Peak, Winter' (horizontal)

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

'Trees And Cliffs of Eagle Peak, Winter' (horizontal)

'Trees And Cliffs of Eagle Peak, Winter' (horizontal)

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 9,000 USD

Lot sold:

18,900

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Trees And Cliffs of Eagle Peak, Winter' (horizontal)


gelatin silver print, mounted, the photographer's Carmel studio stamp (BMFA 11), with title and date in pencil, and a Michael and Jeanne Adams collection stamp on the reverse, framed, circa 1935, probably printed between 1973 and 1977; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 4 3/4 by 6 3/4 in. (12.1 by 15.2 cm.)

frame: 20 3/4 by 17 in. (52.7 by 43.2 cm.)

This print, with a slight surface sheen, is in generally excellent condition. There is a deposit of original retouching in the upper center.


The reverse of the mount is yellowed at the edges. The following are written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse: 'A103'; 'AA/1960'; and 'MJA 0592.'


When examined under ultraviolet light, this print appears to fluoresce faintly.


Karen Haas's and Rebecca Senf's book, 'Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection,' publishes the most comprehensive list to date of the studio stamps and labels Adams used throughout his career. Our dating of this print is based upon the authors' assessment of the use dates of stamp 11 on the reverse of the mount: 1973 through 1977.


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, 2007

Ansel Adams and John Muir, Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada (Boston, 1948), pl. 34

Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams: Yosemite and the Range of Light (Boston, 1979), pl. 16

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 127