Ansel Adams - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, p.262

  • Catalogue Essay

    "The earth never tires,
    The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first, Nature
    is rude and incomprehensible at first,
    Be not discouraged, keep on, there are divine things well
    I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than
    words can tell."

    –Walt Whitman, "song of the Open Road," Leaves of Grass

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Sunrise, Mount Tom, Sierra Nevada, California

circa 1948
Gelatin silver print from Portfolio VII, printed 1976.
15 5/8 x 19 1/4 in. (39.7 x 48.9 cm)
Signed, numbered 'VII-11' and 91/115 in pencil on the mount; 'Portfolio VII' stamp on the reverse of the mount.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $10,625

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New York Auction 14 October 2020