Ansel Adams - Photographs New York Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Abby M. Taylor Fine Art, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    The quote inscribed by Adams on the reverse of this print comes from Ralph Waldo Emerson's essay Walking. The full context of the quote is as follows: 'The West of which I speak is but another name for the Wild; and what I have been preparing to say is, that in Wildness is the preservation of the World.'


Golden Gate Headlands from Lincoln Park, San Francisco

circa 1950
Gelatin silver print, likely printed 1973-77.
15 1/4 x 18 3/8 in. (38.7 x 46.7 cm)
Signed in pencil on the mount; signed and inscribed 'The West of which I speak is but another name for the wild . . .' in ink, Carmel credit stamp (BMFA stamp 11), and titled and dated in an unidentified hand in ink, all on the reverse of the mount.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $45,360

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New York Auction 7 October 2021