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ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, NEW MEXICO'

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, NEW MEXICO'

ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, NEW MEXICO'

Estimate:

20,000

to
- 30,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,500

USD

ANSEL ADAMS

1902 - 1984

'MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, NEW MEXICO'


mounted, signed Ansel Adams in pencil on the mount, a Carmel studio stamp, with title Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico and dates 1941 and 1980 in ink, on the reverse, framed 

gelatin silver print

15 ⅛ by 19 ¼ inches

(38.4 by 48.9 cm)

Executed in 1941, printed in 1980.

This gelatin silver print is in generally very good condition. Hairline scratches, including one which measures 5 inches near the center of the image, and some scuffs are visible in the sky area. Scattered tiny deposits of original retouching are visible when examining the photograph in raking light.


Although 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, the Carmel studio stamp on the reverse of the present mount is not included. The stamp, similar to BMFA 11, but with the zip code '93923,' is dated with both the negative and printing dates (in this case, 1941 and 1980, respectively) in an unidentified hand in ink.


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.

The artist

Acquired by the present owner from the above

Liliane De Cock, ed., Ansel Adams, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, 1972, pl. 63, illustrated

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985, pl. 32, illustrated

Andrea G. Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: The Grand Canyon and the Southwest, Boston, Massachusetts, 2000, frontispiece, illustrated

Ansel Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, Boston, Massachusetts, 2002, p. 40, illustrated

Karen E. Haas and Rebecca A. Senf, Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 2005, pl. 37, illustrated

Andrea G. Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, Boston, Massachusetts, 2007, p. 175, illustrated