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Lot No. 107

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Ansel Adams

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    "Moon And Half Dome Yosemite National Park, California"

    gelatin silver print mounted on heavy cold press support mount, c. 1970, initialed on the mount in pencil by Ansel Adams just below lower right of the photo, with the stamp of the artist's studio verso on the mount , from the "Special Edition" series printed by Alan Ross from Ansel Adams' original Negative under his supervision and initialed by Adams, As printed by Alan Ross at Ansel Adams' studio.

  • Condition:Photo is very fine condition overall with just a small 1/2 in nick upper right corner(see photos). Mount in very good condition with a few minor nicks at edge (see photos).
  • Sheet: 16 1/2 by 13 1/2 in. (42 x 33 cm.)
  • Plate: 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 (23 x 18 cm.)
  • Provenance: Acquired by the owner at the Yosemite National Park gift shop around 1973.
  • Framing: Sold framed
  • Note: Note: stamped verso with information on this "Special Edition". Authenticy reinforced by G. Ray Hawkins 1980 appraisal listing these works. G. Ray Hawkins was an early Los Angeles dealer and expert on Adams works.

    "In many people's minds, when you say 'Yosemite National Park,' they think 'Moon and Half Dome.' It has entered the collective consciousness. The portrait focuses tightly on Half Dome, the cliff to the left is present only as a boundary, and the moon provides both scale and an otherworldly symbol of wild and unknown. It is both familiar and majestic, and is easily one of Ansel's most known and recognized photographs." source: "Ansel Adams' Yosemite: The Special Edition Prints" by Mark Adams.

    Recent auction price $6500.
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* Estimates do not include 25% buyer's premium (see Terms and Conditions). NR means no reserve (minimum bid $50 unless otherwise posted). Estimates in other currencies based on conversion rates of Euro: 0.91 , British Pound 0.82, Swiss Fr 1.01. All conversion values are approximate with the final cost determined in dollars.
workcode: aa-1855a-14