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Ansel Adams

Climbing Blacksmith Peak, Sawtooth Ridge, Sierra Nevada, California

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Climbing Blacksmith Peak, Sawtooth Ridge, Sierra Nevada, California

Climbing Blacksmith Peak, Sawtooth Ridge, Sierra Nevada, California

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Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Climbing Blacksmith Peak, Sawtooth Ridge, Sierra Nevada, California


gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, a Michael and Jeanne Adams collection label on the reverse, framed, 1934; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 6½ by 8½ in. (16.5 by 21.6 cm.)

frame: 18¾ by 22¾ in. (47.6 by 57.8 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.


This early print, with a slight sheen and mounted to slick board, is in generally excellent condition. There is silvering in the darkest areas of the image. There are scattered light brown deposits, possibly foxing, on the front and reverse of the mount. The mount corners are worn.


The following are written in unidentified hands on the reverse: '#1044'; 'Climbing, Sierra Nevada'; 'AA/1680'; '361'; '#9'; and 'B-12.'


When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.


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.

Collection of Virginia Best Adams

By descent to Michael and Jeanne Adams, 1980s

Acquired from the above, 2006

Sierra Club Bulletin, 1935, vol. XX, pl. XXII 
Lubbock, Texas Tech University, Ansel Adams: American Master, Selections from the David H. Arrington Collection, August 2015 – January 2016