Ansel Adams - Photographs New York Thursday, April 8, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Oakland, acquired from the artist in the late 1930s
    Sotheby's, New York, 17 April 2002, lot 16

  • Literature

    Adams, My Camera in Yosemite Valley, pl. 3
    Alinder and Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, pl. 45
    Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, pl. 53
    Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, pl. 9
    Stillman, Ansel Adams: An American Place, 1936, pl. 23

  • Catalogue Essay

    This photograph was one of a group of early prints acquired directly from Ansel Adams by an Oakland, California, collector in the 1930s and sold at auction in 2002. The label on the reverse of this photograph’s mount was designed by Lawton Kennedy for Adams’s 1936 exhibition at Alfred Stieglitz’s An American Place gallery. A print of this image was included in that exhibition.


Winter – Yosemite (Oak Tree in Snow)

circa 1930
Gelatin silver print.
8 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. (22.5 x 17.5 cm)
Signed in pencil on the mount; titled in ink on the artist’s San Francisco credit label (BMFA label 4) affixed to the reverse of the mount.

$15,000 - 25,000 

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New York Auction 8 April 2021