Ansel Adams, ‘El Capitan, Sunrise, Winter, Yosemite National Park, California’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘El Capitan, Sunrise, Winter, Yosemite National Park, California’, 1968, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘El Capitan, Sunrise, Winter, Yosemite National Park, California’, 1968, Heritage Auctions

Print 10 from Portfolio VI

Condition Report:There is a 1/4 inch hairline scratch about 4 inches down from the center top of the print only visible in racking light; There is a 1/8 inch retouching line near the base of El Capitan and a few very small retouching spots in the foreground snow. In overall excellent condition, framed dimensions: 31 x 36 inches.

Signature: Signed and annotated 'VII-10' in pencil on mount recto; the Portfolio VII Parasol Press stamp on mount verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Corporate collection, New York.

About Ansel Adams

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 gradations of light in the image, manipulating degree of exposure, and constantly experimenting with new techniques. Along with contemporaries Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston, Adams founded the group f/64, devoted to what they termed “straight photography,” as opposed to staged or embellished images. Adams was also pivotal in the establishment of the Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art.

American, 1902-1984, San Francisco, California