Ansel Adams, ‘Half Dome, Blowing Snow, Yosmite National Park, California’, Circa 1955, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘Half Dome, Blowing Snow, Yosmite National Park, California’, Circa 1955, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘Half Dome, Blowing Snow, Yosmite National Park, California’, Circa 1955, Heritage Auctions

Print 9 from Portfolio VII

Condition Report: One small retouching spott in the sky near the middle of the left side of the print; In overall excellent condition. Framed to 26 x 31 inches.

Signature: Signed and annotated 'VII-9 96/115' in pencil on mount recto; the Portfolio VII Parasol Press stamp on verso. Print 9 from Portfolio VII

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