Ansel Adams - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from Dorothy Varian of the Varian Foundation
    by descent to the present Private Collection

  • Literature

    Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, pls. 1-15 (Part IV)
    Alinder and Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, pls. 23, 48, 55, 68
    Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, pp. 228, 230, 328, 330, 344, 351, 390, 391, 399, 403

  • Catalogue Essay

    Titles include: Teklanika River Mount McKinley National Park, Alaska, 1947; Sequoia Roots, Mariposa Grove Yosemite National Park, California, circa 1950; Leaf, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska, 1948; Dunes, Oceano, California, 1963; Cathedral Peak and Lake Yosemite National Park, California, circa 1960; Vernal Falls, Yosemite Valley, California, circa 1948; Clearing Storm Sonoma County Hills, California, 1951; Oak Tree, Sunset City Sierra Foothills, California, 1962; Castle Rock Summit Road Above Saratoga, California, 1963; Northern California Coast Redwoods, circa 1960; Orchard, Early Spring, Near Stanford University, California, circa 1940; Siesta Lake Yosemite National Park, California, circa 1958; Storm Surf, Timber Cove, California, circa 1960; Tuolumne Meadows Yosemite National Park, California, 1941; Sierra Nevada, Winter Evening from The Owens Valley, California, 1962


Portfolio Four: What Majestic Word. In Memory of Russell Varian

San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1963. Fifteen gelatin silver prints.
Varying dimensions from 6 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. (17.1 x 22.5 cm) to 10 x 12 3/4 in. (25.4 x 32.4 cm) or the reverse
Each signed in ink on the mount; numbered 108 in ink on the Portfolio label affixed to the reverse of each mount. Numbered 108 in ink on two colophons. Letterpress paper folios. Enclosed within a gray linen clamshell portfolio case with gilt letters and title. Number 108 from an edition of 260, of which 250 were for sale.

$50,000 - 70,000 

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New York 3 October 2017