Ansel Adams and the American West

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SW1Y 6QT London
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Date of the auction: 08.04.2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Old Faithful Geyser...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 1942 gelatin silver print, mounted on board with affixed overmat, printed probably 1963-1977 signed in ink (mount, recto); titled in ink in stamped photographer's Carmel credit, with Center for Creative Photography and

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Mount Williamson, Sierra...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1950–1962 signed in ink (mount, recto); stamped photographer's San Francisco credit [BMFA Stamp 4] with title and neg. no. '1 Cal-129' in ink, also with affixed

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)The Tetons and the Snake...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1942 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1963-1973 signed in ink (mount, recto); titled in ink in photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 7], and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Ice on Ellery Lake, Sierra...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Ice on Ellery Lake, Sierra Nevada, California, c. 1959 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1979 signed and numbered '36/50' in pencil (mount, recto); credited, titled, dated and numbered on affixed New York Graphic Society Yosemite and the Range of Light label

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Half Dome, Thunder Cloud...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Half Dome, Thunder Cloud, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1956 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1960s–1970s signed in ink (mount, recto); with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 91⁄2 x 61⁄2 in. (24.1 x

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Sand Dunes, Sunrise, Death...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Sand Dunes, Sunrise, Death Valley National Monument, California, c. 1948 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1973-1977 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled in ink in photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 11] (mount, verso) image/sheet: 181⁄4 x 143⁄4 in. (46.3 x

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Frozen Lake and Cliffs...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Sierra Nevada, California, 1932 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1977 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled with date of image and of print, all in ink, in photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA Stamp I] (mount, verso) image/sheet: 95⁄8 x

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Thunderstorm, Yosemite...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Thunderstorm, Yosemite Valley, California, 1945 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed c.1979 signed and numbered '49/50' in pencil (mount, recto); credited, titled, dated and numbered on affixed New York Graphic Society Yosemite and the Range of Light label (mount

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Salt Flats near Wendover...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah, c. 1948 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1979 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled and dated in ink in stamped photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 11], with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$9,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Mount Winchell, c. 1933

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Mount Winchell, c. 1933 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1962-1963 signed in ink (mount, recto); titled in ink in stamped photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 5], with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps and affixed Museum of Modern Art loan label

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1960 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1962 signed in ink (mount, recto); stamped with photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 5] (mount, verso) image/sheet: 131⁄4 x 101⁄2 (33.6 x 26.6 cm.) mount: 18 x 14 in

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Thunderstorm over the Great...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Thunderstorm over the Great Plains near Cimarron, New Mexico, c. 1961 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably early-1970s signed in ink (mount, recto); titled in ink in Carmel credits [BMFA 7 & 11] and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Autumn Storm, Los Trampas...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Autumn Storm, Los Trampas, near Peñasco, New Mexico, c. 1958 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1973-1977 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled in ink in stamped photographer's Carmel credit, with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Aspens, Northern New Mexico...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958 gelatin silver print, mounted on board signed in ink (mount, recto); signed and titled in ink in photographer's 'This is the American Earth' Sierra club credit stamp (mount, verso) image/sheet: 15 x 191⁄4 in. (38 x 48.9 cm.) mount: 197⁄8 x

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$30,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Dunes, Hazy Sun, White Sands...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Dunes, Hazy Sun, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, 1941 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1973-1977 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled in ink in photographer's Carmel credit stamp [BMFA 11], and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Yosemite Valley, Moonrise...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Yosemite Valley, Moonrise, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1935 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1973-1977 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled and dated in ink in photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 11], and with Center for Creative Photography

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Cathedral Peak and Lake...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Cathedral Peak and Lake, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1960 gelatin silver print, mounted on card, printed probably 1960s-1970s signed in ink (mount, recto); with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 7 x 91⁄2 in. (17.7 x 24.1

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Sentinel Rock, Storm Clouds...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Sentinel Rock, Storm Clouds, Yosemite Valley, c. 1940 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1963-1973 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled and dated in ink in stamped photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 7]; and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Cottonwood near Santa Fe, New...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Cottonwood near Santa Fe, New Mexico, Winter, 1961 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1963-1973 signed in ink (mount, recto); titled in ink in stamped photographer's Carmel credit, and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Juniper, Cliffs and River...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Juniper, Cliffs and River, Upper Merced River Canyon, Yosemite National Park, c. 1936 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1970s signed in pencil (mount, recto); with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 13 x 191⁄4 in

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Merced River, Reflection...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Merced River, Reflection, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1960 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably early 1960s signed in ink (mount, recto); titled in ink in Carmel credit [BMFA 5], with two Polaroid Land credits [BMFA 10 & D], and with Center for

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Valley, c. 1936 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1963-1973 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled and inscribed in ink in photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 7], and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Waterwheel Falls, Yosemite...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Waterwheel Falls, Yosemite National Park, c. 1940 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1960s-1970s signed in ink (mount, recto); titled in pencil, with Center for Creative Photography and AARPT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 7 x 91⁄4 in. (17.7 x 23.4

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Nevada Falls, Yosemite...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Nevada Falls, Yosemite National Park, California, (Rainbow), c. 1947 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1969s–1970s signed in ink (mount, recto); with Center for Creative Photography & AARPT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 91⁄2 x 71⁄4 in. (24.1 x 18.4

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Young Oaks in Snow, Yosemite...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Young Oaks in Snow, Yosemite National Park, California, 1938 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1962-1963 signed in ink (mount, recto); titled in ink in photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 7], with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Oak Tree, Snowstorm...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite, 1948 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1980 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled and dated in ink in photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA I] (mount, verso) image/sheet: 191⁄2 x 157⁄8 in. (49.5 x 40.3 cm.) mount: 28 x 22 in. (71 x

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$25,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Icicles, Ahwahnee Hotel...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Icicles, Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park, California, 1934 gelatin silver print stamped with photographer's Yosemite credit (verso) image/sheet: 91⁄4 x 7 in. (23.4 x 17.7 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$12,000 - US$18,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Tree Stump, Glacier Point...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Tree Stump, Glacier Point Road, Yosemite, 1971 gelatin silver print, mounted on board signed in pencil (mount, recto); stamped with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 131⁄2 x 10 in. (34.2 x 25.4 cm.) mount: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.5 cm

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Madrone Bark, Santa Cruz...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Madrone Bark, Santa Cruz Mountains, 1932 gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1973-1977 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled in ink in photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 11] (mount, verso) image/sheet: 191⁄2 x 15 in. (49.5 x 38.1 cm.) mount: 271⁄4 x 22 in. (69.2

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)Golden Canyon, Death Valley...

ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) Golden Canyon, Death Valley National Monument, c. 1949 gelatin silver print, printed probably 1950-1962 titled in ink and stamped with reproduction limitation, photographer's San Fransisco credit [BMFA 4] and with 'PROOF/ NOT TO BE USED FOR/ REPRODUCTION OR DISPLAY' (verso

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 8 Apr 2021