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Ansel Adams

'The Golden Gate'

Lot Closed

October 5, 03:04 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot Details


Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'The Golden Gate'

gelatin silver print, mounted, signed and titled in pencil on the mount, the photographer's San Francisco studio label (BMFA Label 3) on the reverse, 1932, probably printed before 1935

image: 6 ⅜ by 9 in. (16.2 by 22.9 cm.)

Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings-on-Hudson, 1972), pl. 23

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images (Boston, 1985), pl. 11

Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (Boston, 1985), p. 114

James and Mary Street Alinder, Ansel Adams: A San Francisco Heritage (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1987), pl. 2

Mary Street Alinder, Ansel Adams: A Biography (New York, 1996), unpaginated

Andrea Gray Stillman, ed., Ansel Adams: California (Boston, 1997), p. 17

Karen E. Haas and Rebecca A. Senf, Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection (Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2005), pl. 21

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

Early prints of ‘The Golden Gate’ (often referred to as The Golden Gate Before the Bridge, San Francisco, California) are scarce. Only 3 other early prints are believed to have appeared at auction in the last 20 years.