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Ansel Adams

Tenaya Lake, Mount Conness, Yosemite National Park, California

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

Tenaya Lake, Mount Conness, Yosemite National Park, California

Tenaya Lake, Mount Conness, Yosemite National Park, California

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Ansel Adams

1902 - 1984

Tenaya Lake, Mount Conness, Yosemite National Park, California


gelatin silver print, mounted, signed in pencil on the mount, the photographer's San Francisco studio stamp on the reverse, framed, circa 1946

image: 15¼ by 19⅜ in. (38.7 by 49.2 cm.)

frame: 28¾ by 33¾ in. (73 by 85.7 cm.)

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


This print is in generally excellent condition. Visible only under very close examination in raking light are the following: scattered deposits of original retouching; a shallow scratch in the lower right corner; and miniscule chipping at the lower corners. 


The mount is sunned at the print's periphery. The upper mount corners are bumped.  


The reverse is soiled in a few places, primarily in the upper half. There are abrasions and impressions in the upper corners. 'AA/2887' is written in pencil in an unidentified hand.


Although Karen Haas's 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, the San Francisco studio stamp on the reverse of the present mount is not included. The stamp is similar to BMFA 4, but with postal zone '21' and 'California.' Postal zones with one or two digits followed by the name of the city were instituted in 1943.


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.

Please note that the printed catalogue erroneously states that this print was included in the 'Ansel Adams at 100' exhibition.
Andrew Smith Gallery, Santa Fe, 2006

Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada (1948), cover and pl. 47

This Is the American Earth (1960), pp. 74-5

The Print (1968), fig. 7-8

Yosemite and the Range of Light (1979), pl. 75

An Autobiography (1985), p. 155

Classic Images (1985), p. 57

Letters and Images (1988), p. 248

Our National Parks (1992), p. 64

400 Photographs (2007), p. 309

Ansel Adams at 100 (2001), pl. 61