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Ansel Adams

'Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley'

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

'Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley'

'Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley'

Estimate:

50,000

to
- 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

100,800

USD

Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite Valley'


gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in ink on the mount, the photographer's Carmel studio stamps (BMFA 7 and 8), with title in ink, on the reverse, framed, a The Camera Obscura Gallery, Denver, label on the reverse, circa 1937, probably printed between 1963 and 1970

image: 15 ⅝ by 19 ½ in. (39.7 by 49.5 cm.)

frame: 29 ½ by 33 ½ in. (74.9 by 85.1 cm.)

Please note the color and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This photograph is in generally excellent condition. When examined very closely in raking light, scattered deposits of original retouching are visible. On the reverse is some minor soiling. 'AA/1557' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil. Karen Haas and Rebecca Senf's book, 'Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection,' publishes the most comprehensive list to date of the studio stamps and labels Adams used throughout his career. Our dating of this print is based upon the authors' assessment of the use dates of stamps 7 and 8: 1963 through 1970.


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. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color 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. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Wach Gallery, Avon Lake, 2005
Liliane de Cock Morgan, ed., Ansel Adams (Hastings on Hudson, 1972), pl. 71

Ansel Adams, Ansel Adams: Yosemite and the Range of Light (Boston, 1979), cover

Ansel Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs (Boston, 1983), p. 102

James Alinder, Ansel Adams 1902-1984 (Carmel, 1984), p. 34

Ansel Adams and Mary Street Alinder, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography (Boston, 1985), p. 243

James Alinder and John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images (Boston, 1985), pl. 46

Mary Street Alinder and Andrea Gray Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916-1984 (Boston, 1988), p. 369

Andrea G. Stillman, ed., Yosemite: Ansel Adams (Boston, 1995), unpaginated

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

John P. Schaefer, The Ansel Adams Guide, Book 1: Basic Techniques of Photography (Boston, 1999), fig. 9.10-11

John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100 (Boston, 2001), p. 89

Karen Haas and Rebecca Senf, Ansel Adams in The Lane Collection (Boston, 2005), pl. 57

Andrea G. Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs (Boston, 2007), p. 123

Andrea G. Stillman, Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man (New York, 2012), p. 102

Peter Galassi, Ansel Adams in Yosemite Valley: Celebrating the Park at 150, (Boston, 2014), p. 191