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Property from the Frances Hamilton White Trust

Ansel Adams

Monolith: The Face of Half Dome (Parmelian Print)

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October 5, 03:05 PM GMT


15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from the Frances Hamilton White Trust

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Monolith: The Face of Half Dome (Parmelian Print)

gelatin silver print, signed 'A E Adams' in pencil and with letterpress title in the margin, framed, 1927; accompanied by the original vellum letterpress wrappers (2)

image: 8 by 6 in. (20.3 by 15.2 cm.)

frame: 19 ¼ by 15 ¼ in. (48.9 by 38.7 cm.)

The Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite Valley
Nancy Newhall, Ansel Adams: The Eloquent Light, Photographs 1923-1963 (Sierra Club, 1963), dust jacket and p. 45

Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings-on-Hudson, 1972), pl. 8

Ansel Adams, Yosemite and the Range of Light (Boston, 1979), pl. 54

Ansel Adams and Mary Street Alinder, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (Boston, 1985), p. 77

Mary Street Alinder and Andrea G. Stillman, eds., Ansel Adams: Letters and Images, 1916 - 1984 (Boston, 1988), p. 31

Karen E. Quinn and Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Ansel Adams: The Early Years (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1991), pl. 6

Mary Street Alinder, Ansel Adams: A Biography (New York, 1996), facing p. 106

Karen E. Haas and Rebecca A. Senf, Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2005), pl. 5

Andrea G. Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs  (New York, 2007), p. 35

Barbara Buhler Lynes, Sandra S. Phillips, and Richard B. Woodward, Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities (Boston, 2008), fig. 2

Peter Galassi, Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley: Celebrating the Park at 150 (Boston, 2014), p. 143

Rebecca Senf, Making a Photographer: The Early Work of Ansel Adams (New Haven, 2020), fig. 2.19