Ansel Adams, ‘Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley’, 1948, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley’, 1948, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘Vernal Fall, Yosemite Valley’, 1948, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Dry mounted to board measuring 16-1/2 x 13-1/2 inches; board is dry mounted in to a window mat measuring 19 x 16 inches; mat is yellowed with age;one possible spot of retouching near the lower left edge noticeable in raking light; one pinpoint spot of discoloration to the waterfall visible in raking light.

Signature: Signed in ink on mount recto

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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