MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, NEW MEXICO
mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's Carmel studio stamp (BMFA 11), with title and date in ink, on the reverse, framed, 1941, probably printed between 1973 and 1977 (400 Photographs, p. 175)
15½ by 19⅜ in. (39.4 by 49.2 cm.)
This print is in generally excellent condition. Upon close examination in high raking light, a few hairline scratches and scuffs are visible in the upper portion of the sky, including a one-inch vertical scratch in the upper right portion. The mount is sunned in a thin band at the periphery of the image.
There is some very minor soiling on the reverse of the mount.
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.
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