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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)
Monolith,The Face of Half Dome Yosemite Valley, California, 1927
gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1980
signed in pencil (mount, recto); credited, titled and dated in ink in photographer's Carmel credit stamp [BMFA stamp I], stamped ‘Matthew Adams’ with affixed Certificate of Authenticity label signed by Matthew Adams in ink and numbered ‘022194’ (mount, verso)
image/sheet: 19 1/4 x 14 1/2 in. (48.8 x 36.8 cm.)
mount: 28 x 22 in. (71.1 x 55.8 cm.)
Provenance
The collection of Matthew Adams, the artist’s grandson;
From the above to Ansel Adams Gallery, Yosemite Valley;
acquired from the above by the present owner, 2008.
Literature
Nancy Newhall, Ansel Adams Volume 1: The Eloquent Light, Sierra Club, San Francisco, 1963, p. 45.
Ansel Adams and John Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1977, Section 3, pl. 1.
Ansel Adams and Paul Brooks, Yosemite and the Range of Light, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1979, pl. 54, p. 87.
Ansel Adams, Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1983, p. 2.
James Alinder, Ansel Adams 1902-1984, The Friends of Photography, Carmel, c. 1984, cover and cover page.
Ansel Adams and Mary Street Alinder, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography, New York Graphic Society; Little, Brown and Company, New York; Boston, 1985, p. 77.
Ansel Adams et al., Ansel Adams: Letters and Images: 1916-1984, A New York Graphic Society; Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 1988, p. 31.
John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Little, Brown and Company, Boston, 2001, p. 20, fig. 10.
Andrea G. Stillman, Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2007, p. 35.
Andrea G. Stillman, Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places, Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2010, p. 298.
Andrea G. Stillman, Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man, Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2012, p. 42-43.
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