ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)
Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1960
gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1962
signed in ink (mount, recto); stamped with photographer's Carmel credit [BMFA 5] (mount, verso)
image/sheet: 1314 x 1012 (33.6 x 26.6 cm.)
mount: 18 x 14 in. (45.7 x 35.5 cm.)
Gift from the artist by descent to the present owner.
Ansel & Virginia Adams, Illustrated Guide to Yosemite, Sierra Club, San Francisco, 1963, frontispiece.
Ansel Adams and Mary Street Alinder, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 1985, p. 377.
Ansel Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 1989, p. 132.
Ansel Adams, Mary Street Alinder, and Andrea Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images, 1916-1984, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1988, p. 307.
Ansel Adams and Paul Brooks, Yosemite and the Range of Light, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 1992, pl. 115.
Ansel Adams and Andrea G. Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 photographs, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2007, p. 374.
Andrea G. Stillman, Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 2012, p. 206, frontispiece.
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This work was a gift from Adams to the parents of the present owner, professional musicians with the San Francisco and Oakland Symphonies, for their performance at Michael and Jeanne Adams’s wedding.

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