Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico
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1902 - 1984
Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico
gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in ink on the mount, the photographer's San Francisco studio stamp (BMFA 4), annotated '1-SW-30' in pencil, on the reverse, framed, 1941, probably printed between 1950 and 1962
image: 15 by 18½ in. (38.1 by 47 in.)
frame: 32 by 36¼ in. (81.3 by 92.1 cm.)
Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This photograph is in generally excellent condition. The following are visible in raking light: 2 small deposits of original retouching in the upper left quadrant; 1/2-inch and 1/4-inch hairline scratches to the right of the moon; and a miniscule bump at the lower edge.
The mount is age-darkened at the edges. There is very minor edge and corner wear.
The reverse is soiled. There are 2 adhesive remnants at the upper edge. 'AA/1382' is written in pencil in an unidentified hand.
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 stamp 4: about 1950 through 1962.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this print may fluoresce ever so slightly.
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.
Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, 2000
The Making of 40 Photographs (1983), p. 40
Ansel Adams 1902-1984 (1984), p. 55
Classic Images (1985), pl. 32
Letters and Images (1988), p. 142
Photography in America (1974), pp. 130-1
Photographs from the Lane Collection (2011), pl. 8
Ansel Adams in the Lane Collection (2005), pl. 37
Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams (2008), fig. 3 and p. 109
Ansel Adams (1972), pl. 63
Photography from 1839 to Today (2000), p. 643
Masterworks of American Photography (1982), pl. 125
Making a Photographer (2020), fig. 6.15
The Grand Canyon and the Southwest (2000), frontispiece
400 Photographs (2007), p. 175
Looking at Ansel Adams (2012), unpaginated
Ansel Adams at 100 (2001) p. 96