Ansel Adams, ‘Sequoia Roots, Yosemite National Park, California’, 1950, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘Sequoia Roots, Yosemite National Park, California’, 1950, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘Sequoia Roots, Yosemite National Park, California’, 1950, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 18 x 14 inches; one spot of possible retouching near the upper left edge; framed under acrylic. Framed Dimensions 18.25 X 15.25 Inches

Signature: Signed in ink on mount recto; numbered '85' in ink on label on mount verso.

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Photography West Gallery, Carmel-By-The-Sea, California; Sotheby's New York, 8 April 2008, Sale 8424, Lot 135; Private 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