Ansel Adams, ‘White Branches, Mono Lake, California’, 1950, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘White Branches, Mono Lake, California’, 1950, Heritage Auctions
Ansel Adams, ‘White Branches, Mono Lake, California’, 1950, Heritage Auctions

Print 1 from Portfolio VII

Condition Report: 6 inch very thin scuff line starting about 1/4 in from the right on the bottom edge and extending through the while branch visible only in raking light. There is a fine 1/2 scratch to the left of the top of the white branches which appears to have been rubbed leading to an area of slight different surfact gloss around the scratch, all of this is only visible in racking light. Framed to 31 x 26 inches.

Signature: Signed and annotated 'VII-1 96/115' in pencil on mount recto; the Portfolio VII Parasol Press stamp on 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