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Ansel Adams

'Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico'

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October 5, 02:02 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details


Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico'

gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's Carmel studio stamp (BMFA 11), with title and date 'c. 1942' in ink, on the reverse, framed, with a Michael Shapiro Gallery label on the reverse, 1941, probably printed between 1973 and 1977

image: 15 ¼ by 19 ⅜ in. (38.7 by 49.2 cm.)

frame: 25 by 29 in. (63.5 by 73.7 cm.)

Michael Shapiro Gallery, San Francisco
Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings on Hudson, 1972), pl. 63

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

James Alinder, Ansel Adams 1902-1984 (The Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA, 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

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 

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

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

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

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

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