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Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984) Young Oaks, Winter

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
111
Sold for:
$861$700

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)

Young Oaks, Winter, c. 1938, printed later. Initialed "AA" in pencil l.r., "Special Edition Photographs of Yosemite" hand stamp on the mount verso. Gelatin silver print mounted to board, image/sheet size 7 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (18.8 x 24.3 cm), framed.
Condition: The window mat is adhered to the mount with double-sided tape or similar.

N.B. Adams began making the Special Edition series of prints in 1958. They were approved by him, but made by assistants. He signed them until around 1972, and initialed them until 1974. The Special Edition prints continued to be made, but without Adams's signature or initials because he wanted to distinguish them from his fine photographs, which he printed himself. New prints from the series are still made by Alan Ross, who began as Adams's assistant in 1974.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Mount measures 11 x 14 in. (28.0 x 35.6 cm). Print surface is in good condition. No additional issues to report.


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Keywords

Alan Ross, Ansel Adams, Hypochondriacs, Photographers, Photography, Sierra Nevada, Special edition, Visual arts, Yosemite National Park

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