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

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, p.127.

  • Catalogue Essay

    "In time of storm the clouds seek each other among the crags, and snow falls quietly, whitely, lavishly, filtering into the deepest recesses of the forest, powdering tree and stone and piling high in the gorges and grottoes of the cliffs. As the clouds break a dazzling shining world appears, unearthly and quiet except for the mutter and boom of distant avalanches and the near thudding of fresh snow dropping from the pines." – Ansel Adams

Transcendence: Photography and the Sublime


Trees and Cliff at Eagle Peak, Winter, Yosemite

circa 1935
Gelatin silver print, printed 1973-1977.
13 1/2 x 19 in. (34.3 x 48.3 cm)
Signed in pencil on the mount; Carmel credit stamp (BMFA 11) with title and date in an unidentified hand in pencil and 'The Ansel Adams Gallery' stamp on the reverse of the mount.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $9,375

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New York Auction 14 October 2020