Ansel Adams

American, 1902–1984

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Ansel Adams is widely regarded as one of the most famous photographers of all time, particularly in reference to his striking images of the American wilderness. Adams placed great value upon technical mastery of his craft, carefully evaluating …

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$988.0k, Sotheby's, 2020
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Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, c. 1941, 1970
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
$69,062
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Gelatin silver print, mounted on Hi-Art illustration board
49.3 x 38.7 cm
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$69,062
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Apr 9, 2021
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c. 1941 Gelatin silver print, mounted on Hi-Art illustration board, printed c. 1970, signed in ink on the mount; titled in ink and Carmel credit stamp on the mount verso. 15 1/4 x 19 3/8in (38.7 x 49.3cm) mount 22 x 28in (55.9 x 71.1cm)
Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, c. 1941, 1970
Gelatin silver print, mounted on Hi-Art illustration board
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$69,062
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49.3 x 38.7 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$69,062
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c. 1941 Gelatin silver print, mounted on Hi-Art illustration board, printed c. 1970, signed in ink on the mount; titled in ink and Carmel credit stamp on the mount verso. 15 1/4 x 19 3/8in (38.7 x 49.3cm) mount 22 x 28in (55.9 x 71.1cm)
Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite National Park, 1964
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$7,650
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Gelatin silver print
19.5 x 24.0 cm
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$7,650
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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1964 Gelatin silver print, printed later, initialed in ink on the mount; 'SEY' credit stamp on the mount verso. 9 1/2 x 7 5/8in (24 x 19.5cm) 16 5/8 x 13 1/2in (41.5 x 34.3cm)
Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite National Park, 1964
Gelatin silver print
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$7,650
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19.5 x 24.0 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$7,650
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1964 Gelatin silver print, printed later, initialed in ink on the mount; 'SEY' credit stamp on the mount verso. 9 1/2 x 7 5/8in (24 x 19.5cm) 16 5/8 x 13 1/2in (41.5 x 34.3cm)
Portfolio IV: What Majestic Word, In Memory of Russell Varian, 1963
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
$62,812
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15 gelatin silver prints
25.5 x 20.4 cm
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$62,812
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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1963 San Francisco: Sierra Club, 15 gelatin silver prints, each mounted on board; each signed in ink on the mount; each credited, titled and numbered '35' in ink on affixed Portfolio label on the mount verso; image, each approximately 8 x 10in (20.4 x 25.5cm) or the reverse; mount, each 14 x 18in (35.5 x 45.7cm) or the reverse; text inserts, numbered '157' in ink on the colophon; number '35' from the edition of 260; contained in folio folding case with cloth ties.
Portfolio IV: What Majestic Word, In Memory of Russell Varian, 1963
15 gelatin silver prints
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$62,812
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25.5 x 20.4 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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$62,812
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1963 San Francisco: Sierra Club, 15 gelatin silver prints, each mounted on board; each signed in ink on the mount; each credited, titled and numbered '35' in ink on affixed Portfolio label on the mount verso; image, each approximately 8 x 10in (20.4 x 25.5cm) or the reverse; mount, each 14 x 18in (35.5 x 45.7cm) or the reverse; text inserts, numbered '157' in ink on the colophon; number '35' from the edition of 260; contained in folio folding case with cloth ties.
Mount Lyell and Mount McClure, Yosemite National Park, 1936
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$3,570
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Gelatin silver print
25.4 x 20.2 cm
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$3,570
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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1936 Gelatin silver print, printed later, signed in ink on the mount; 'SEY' credit stamp, numbered '85' from set '15' in ink on the mount verso. 8 x 10in (20.2 x 25.4cm) mount 16 1/2in x 13 3/8in (342 x 34cm)
Mount Lyell and Mount McClure, Yosemite National Park, 1936
Gelatin silver print
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$3,570
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25.4 x 20.2 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$3,570
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1936 Gelatin silver print, printed later, signed in ink on the mount; 'SEY' credit stamp, numbered '85' from set '15' in ink on the mount verso. 8 x 10in (20.2 x 25.4cm) mount 16 1/2in x 13 3/8in (342 x 34cm)
Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite Valley, 1938
Sold on Apr 9, 2021
$7,012
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Gelatin silver print
24.5 x 19.5 cm
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$7,012
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
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1938 Gelatin silver print, printed later, initialed in ink on the mount; 'SEY' credit stamp on the mount verso. 7 3/4 x 9 5/8in (19.5 x 24.5cm) mount 13 3/8 x 15 3/4in (34 x 40cm)
Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite Valley, 1938
Gelatin silver print
Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
$7,012
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24.5 x 19.5 cm
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Apr 9, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$7,012
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1938 Gelatin silver print, printed later, initialed in ink on the mount; 'SEY' credit stamp on the mount verso. 7 3/4 x 9 5/8in (19.5 x 24.5cm) mount 13 3/8 x 15 3/4in (34 x 40cm)
Golden Canyon, Death Valley National Monument, c. 1949, 1950
Sold on Apr 8, 2021
$4,375
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gelatin silver print
25.4 x 20.3 cm
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$4,375
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Apr 8, 2021
Christie's
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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) 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) image/sheet: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Golden Canyon, Death Valley National Monument, c. 1949, 1950
gelatin silver print
Apr 8, 2021
Christie's
$4,375
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25.4 x 20.3 cm
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Christie's
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$4,375
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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) 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) image/sheet: 8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Wall at Abiquiu, New Mexico, c. 1958, 1963
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gelatin silver print, mounted on board
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Apr 8, 2021
Christie's
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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) gelatin silver print, mounted on board with affixed overmat, printed 1963-1973 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled and dated in ink in photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 7], and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 157⁄8 x 191⁄4 in. (40.3 x 48.9 cm.) mount: 217⁄8 x 277⁄8 in (55.6 x 70.8 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Wall at Abiquiu, New Mexico, c. 1958, 1963
gelatin silver print, mounted on board
Apr 8, 2021
Christie's
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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) gelatin silver print, mounted on board with affixed overmat, printed 1963-1973 signed in pencil (mount, recto); titled and dated in ink in photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 7], and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 157⁄8 x 191⁄4 in. (40.3 x 48.9 cm.) mount: 217⁄8 x 277⁄8 in (55.6 x 70.8 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Church at Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, 1929-1930, 1977
Sold on Apr 8, 2021
$16,250
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gelatin silver print, mounted on board
33.0 x 23.8 cm
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$16,250
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Apr 8, 2021
Christie's
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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1977 signed in pencil (mount, recto); signed, dated and inscribed in ink in stamped photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 11], and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 93⁄8 x 13 in. (23.8 x 33 cm.) mount: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Church at Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, 1929-1930, 1977
gelatin silver print, mounted on board
Apr 8, 2021
Christie's
$16,250
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33.0 x 23.8 cm
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Apr 8, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$16,250
Description
ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1977 signed in pencil (mount, recto); signed, dated and inscribed in ink in stamped photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 11], and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 93⁄8 x 13 in. (23.8 x 33 cm.) mount: 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958, 1976
Sold on Apr 8, 2021
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Gelatin silver print
57.8 x 45.7 cm
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Phillips
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Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958, 1976
Gelatin silver print
Apr 8, 2021
Phillips
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57.8 x 45.7 cm
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Apr 8, 2021
Phillips
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Patio, Witter Bynner Home, Santa Fe, New Mexico, c. 1928, 1963
Sold on Apr 8, 2021
$4,750
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gelatin silver print, mounted on board
35.5 x 45.7 cm
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$4,750
Auction Sale
Apr 8, 2021
Christie's
Description
ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1963-1973 signed and dated in ink (mount, recto); titled and dated in ink in stamped photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 7], and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 11 x 81⁄2 in. (27.9 x 21.5 cm.) mount: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.5 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Patio, Witter Bynner Home, Santa Fe, New Mexico, c. 1928, 1963
gelatin silver print, mounted on board
Apr 8, 2021
Christie's
$4,750
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35.5 x 45.7 cm
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Apr 8, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$4,750
Description
ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984) gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed probably 1963-1973 signed and dated in ink (mount, recto); titled and dated in ink in stamped photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 7], and with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso) image/sheet: 11 x 81⁄2 in. (27.9 x 21.5 cm.) mount: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.5 cm.) Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.