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Ansel Adams

'Rocks, Sierra Nevada'

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

'Rocks, Sierra Nevada'

'Rocks, Sierra Nevada'

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Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

'Rocks, Sierra Nevada'


gelatin silver print, mounted, signed 'Ansel E. Adams' in pencil on the mount, titled in pencil and the 'Photograph by Ansel Adams' stamp and a Michael and Jeanne Adams collection stamp on the reverse, framed, circa 1927; accompanied by a certificate of provenance, signed by Michael and Jeanne Adams (2)

image: 8¾ by 6¼ in. (22.2 by 15.9 cm.)

frame: 21¾ by 17¾ in. (55.2 by 45.1 cm.)

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This early print, mounted to heavy slick board, is in generally excellent condition. The faintest silvering is visible in the darkest areas of the print. There is a deposit of original retouching in the upper left corner. The tip of the lower left corner is creased and peeling. The mount measures 9 1/4 by 6 1/2 in. and may be trimmed; the photographer's signature appears to be cut off slightly. 


The following are written in pencil in an unidentified hand on the reverse of the mount: 'V407'; 'MJA#0255'; and 'AA/1910.'


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, 2007

Another early print of this image is in the Ansel Adams archive at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona.