ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOUNT RESPLENDENT' (FROM MT. ROBSON, MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA)
ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOUNT RESPLENDENT' (FROM MT. ROBSON, MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA)
ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOUNT RESPLENDENT' (FROM MT. ROBSON, MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA)
ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOUNT RESPLENDENT' (FROM MT. ROBSON, MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA)
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ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOUNT RESPLENDENT' (FROM MT. ROBSON, MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA)

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOUNT RESPLENDENT' (FROM MT. ROBSON, MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA)

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD

Description

Property from an Important Private Collection, Sold to Benefit The Asia Foundation

ANSEL ADAMS

1902-1984

'MOUNT RESPLENDENT' (FROM MT. ROBSON, MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA)


signed 'Ansel E. Adams' and titled in pencil in the margin, framed, a Michael Shapiro Photographs label on the reverse, 1928

14⅞ by 11 in. (37.8 by 27.9 cm.)

Condition Report

This early gelatin silver print, on paper with a lush pearlescent surface, is in generally excellent condition. There is silvering in the darker tones. There are tape or hinge remnants in the margin corners. The margin edges are slightly darker where the paper has been covered by a window mat.


The reverse of the mount is lightly soiled. There are a few ink deposits in the lower left corner. There are tape remnants at the upper edge. 'PF13855' and '79.400' are written in an unidentified hand in pencil.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.  

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 INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Provenance

Michael Shapiro Photographs, Westport, 2011

Literature

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (New York, 2007), p. 52

Catalogue Note

A large, early print of this image was donated in 1941 by Albert Bender to the San Francisco Museum of Art.

ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOUNT RESPLENDENT' (FROM MT. ROBSON, MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA)
ANSEL ADAMS | 'MOUNT RESPLENDENT' (FROM MT. ROBSON, MOUNT ROBSON PROVINCIAL PARK, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA)
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