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Ansel Adams

'Glacier Ridge' (A Peak on Glacier Ridge, Sierra Nevada, California)

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

'Glacier Ridge' (A Peak on Glacier Ridge, Sierra Nevada, California)

'Glacier Ridge' (A Peak on Glacier Ridge, Sierra Nevada, California)

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Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Glacier Ridge' (A Peak on Glacier Ridge, Sierra Nevada, California)


gelatin silver print, signed 'AE Adams' and titled in pencil in the margin, framed, Museum of Modern Art and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art loan labels on the reverse, circa 1925; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 5½ by 7¾ in. (14 by 19.7 cm.)

frame: 15⅛ by 19⅛ in. (38.4 by 48.6 cm.)

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


This early print, on single-weight paper, is in generally excellent condition. In the margins are the following: soft creases; tiny deposits of adhesive residue in the upper right and lower right corners; and rippling along the left and right edges.


The following are written in unidentified hands on the reverse: 'Peak on Glacier Ridge, Sierra Nevada, California c. 1925'; '1979.59'; and '9.A.'


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Collection of Virginia Best Adams

By descent to Michael and Jeanne Adams, 1980s

Acquired from the above, 2006

Ansel Adams at 100 (2001), pl. 22 (this print)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Ansel Adams at 100, August 2001 – January 2002, and traveling thereafter to:

The Art Institute of Chicago, February – June 2002

London, Hayward Gallery, July – September 2002

Berlin, Kunstbibliothek, October 2002 – January 2003

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February – April 2003

New York, The Museum of Modern Art, July – November 2003