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102

Ansel Adams

'Wave Near Goat Rock, N. Calif. Coast'

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

'Wave Near Goat Rock, N. Calif. Coast'

'Wave Near Goat Rock, N. Calif. Coast'

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

27,720

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Wave Near Goat Rock, N. Calif. Coast'


gelatin silver print, mounted to Hi-Art illustration board, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's Carmel studio stamps (BMFA 6 and 7), titled in ink, on the reverse, framed, 1964, probably printed before 1973

image: 10 3/4 by 13 3/4 in. (27.3 by 34.9 cm.)

frame: 25 3/8 by 27 1/4 in. (64.5 by 69.2 cm.)

This print, mounted to Hi-Art illustration board, is in generally very good to excellent condition. Upon close examination, there is a small scratch with attendant deposits of original retouching in the upper left quadrant. The mount is slightly sunned at the periphery of the image. There are remnants of paper and adhesive, suggesting a previous window mat was affixed.


The reverse is abraded along the edges and has a mottled appearance throughout. The following is written in an unidentified hand in pencil: '422' and '19 [circled].'


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 7 on the reverse of the mount is 1963 through 1973. Their assessment of the use dates of stamp 6, also on the reverse, is 1962-63, suggesting this is indeed a 1960s print from near the time of the negative.


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.

Christie's New York, 11 April 2008, Sale 2120, Lot 1046, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agent
Lubbock, Texas Tech University, Ansel Adams: American Master, Selections from the David H. Arrington Collection, August 2015 – January 2016