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Ansel Adams

Yosemite Valley From Inspiration Point, Winter, Yosemite National Park

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Yosemite Valley From Inspiration Point, Winter, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Valley From Inspiration Point, Winter, Yosemite National Park

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Yosemite Valley From Inspiration Point, Winter, Yosemite National Park


mural-sized sepia-toned gelatin silver print, mounted to Homasote board, framed, circa 1940, probably printed in the 1950s

image: 82 1/2 by 118 3/4 in. (209.55 by 301.6 cm.)

frame: 84 3/4 by 120 3/4 in. (215.3 by 306.7 cm.)

Although it has not been examined out of its frame, this mammoth photograph appears to be in generally very good to excellent condition. As is typical of these works, the photograph was printed in three horizontal sections and joined together to make the overall composition. Upon close inspection, 2 seams can be seen running the length of the photograph and the seams are intermittently chipped, torn, or lifting slightly from the mount. There are areas of abrasion and attendant retouching scattered across the print. Visible in raking light at the lower left is a small raised area, likely a result of the mounting process. None of the aforementioned are immediately apparent unless viewing the photograph at an extreme closeup.


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 Richard Lorenz, Oakland

Bonhams New York, 28 October 2008, Sale 16121, Lot 21, Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, as agent

Ansel Adams and Nancy Newhall, The Pageant of History in Northern California (San Francisco, 1954), pl. 56 (variant)

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 287

Andrea Gray Stillman, Looking at Ansel Adams (Boston, 2012), p. 113 (variant)

Peter Galassi, Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley: Celebrating the Park at 150 (Boston, 2014), p. 189 (variant)