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Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984) Oak Tree, Snow Storm, Yosemite Valley

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American & European Works of Art - 3140B
Date / Time :
September 21, 2018 10:00AM


Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)

Oak Tree, Snow Storm, Yosemite Valley, 1948, printed c. 1963-1970. Signed "Ansel Adams" in pencil l.r., titled in ink with Carmel studio credit stamp on the mount verso. Gelatin silver print mounted to board, image/sheet size 14 9/16 x 11 7/16 in. (36.9 x 29.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Good.

Provenance: Gift of the artist to Dr. Richard Young, a senior executive at the Polaroid Corporation from 1962-1982, by family descent. Dr. Young served as Senior Vice President of Research and Development, and later as President of the International Division and played a key role in the development and marketing of Polaroid's revolutionary products.

N.B. Ansel Adams was affiliated with f/64, an informal group of West Coast photographers dedicated to the belief that photography should emphasize its unique capabilities rather than emulating other artistic mediums. Taking the natural environment as their primary subject, the members used large-format view cameras to produce sharply detailed, high contrast photographs that celebrate both form and personal expression.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Mount measures 20 x 16 in. (50.7 x 40.6 cm). There are no condition issues to report regarding the print. Slight wear to mount's upper corners.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


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