Ansel Adams, ‘Jeffrey Pine, Sentinel Dome’, 1940, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘Jeffrey Pine, Sentinel Dome’, 1940, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 11 x 14 inches; overall discoloration with areas of staining and one craese to the mount, not affecting the image; minor silver mirroring; approximately two scratches center left, most noticeable in raking light; one 1/4 inch scratch with loss to the emulsion center right; a few areas with discoloration; scattered spots of possible retouching; scattered indentations, most noticeable in raking light. Framed Dimensions 11.25 X 14.25 Inches

According to the Ansel Adams Gallery, this photograph is a precursor of the Special Edition Prints and was printed by a Best's Studio employee, possibly Ernie Ward, in the late 1940s or 1950s.
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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