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Ansel Adams

Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite Valley

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite Valley

Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite Valley

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Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite Valley


gelatin silver print, credit and annotations in blue crayon, stamped, and a Yosemite News Bureau / Yosemite National Park label, with typed credit and title, on the reverse, framed, 1938

image: 7¼ by 8⅜ in. (18.4 by 21.3 cm.)

frame: 18¾ by 20¾ in. (47.6 by 52.7 cm.)

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This print is in generally excellent condition. There is a small deposit of original retouching in the lower right quadrant, near the edge, visible only in raking light. There is minor wear to the edges and occasional tiny chips. 


On the reverse are some adhesive remnants and minor soiling. The annotations in an unidentified hand in blue crayon read: 'x Photography by - Adams, Ansel' and 'Parks - US - National - Yosemite.' The following are written in an unidentified hand in pencil: '#1270276'; 'PF61529TL'; and 'AA/2112.'


The stamps read: 'Return to: Time, Inc. File' (x 2) and 'Return to June 9 1938 Fraysur.' There is also a reproduction rights stamp. 


The Yosemite News Bureau label is ripped and partially lacking. The typed title reads as follows: 'Cathedral Rocks, termination [_____] of the glacier which formed Yosemite Valley.' The following stamp is crossed out: 'Return to Fraysur Apr 25 1938.'


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.

Time LIFE Picture Collection

Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Private collection

Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe