50 Masterworks to Celebrate 50 Years of Sotheby’s Photographs

50 Masterworks to Celebrate 50 Years of Sotheby’s Photographs

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Ansel Adams

'Moonrise, Hernandez, NM'

Lot Closed

April 21, 02:06 PM GMT


500,000 - 700,000 USD

Lot Details


Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Moonrise, Hernandez, NM'

gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's studio label (BMFA 5), with typed title and date, on the reverse, framed, 1941, probably printed in 1942 

image: 15 by 18 ⅝ in. (38.1 by 47.3 cm.)

frame: 24 ¾ by 28 in. (62.9 by 71.1 cm.)

The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite National Park, 1997
Tom Maloney, ed., U. S. Camera 1943 (New York, 1942), p. 89

Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings-on-Hudson, 1972), pl. 63

Robert Doty, ed., Photography in America (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1974), pp. 130-31

Ansel Adams and Lawrence Clark Powell, Photographs of the Southwest (Boston, 1976), pl. 55

Martha A. Sandweiss, Masterworks of American Photography: The Amon Carter Museum Collection (Birmingham, 1982), pl. 125

James Alinder, Ansel Adams 1902-1984 (Carmel, CA: The Friends of Photography, 1984), p. 55

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

Mary Street Alinder and Andrea Gray Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916-1984 (Boston, 1988), p. 142

Therese Mulligan and David Wooters, Photography from 1839 to Today, George Eastman House (Köln, 2000), p. 643

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: The Grand Canyon and the Southwest (Boston, 2000), frontispiece

John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100 (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2001), pl. 96

Ansel Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs (Boston, 2002), p. 40

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

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 175

Barbara Buhler Lynes, Sandra S. Phillips, and Richard B. Woodward, Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities (Boston, 2008), fig. 3 and p. 109

Andrea Gray Stillman, Looking at Ansel Adams (Boston, 2012), p. 119

Karen E. Haas, An Enduring Vision: Photographs from the Lane Collection (Boston, 2011), pl. 8

Quentin Bajac et al., eds., Photography at MoMA: 1920 to 1960 (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2016), p. 49, pl. 32

Rebecca Senf, Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams (New Haven, 2020), fig. 6.15