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    Sale 2120

    Photographs By Ansel Adams From A California Collection

    11 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1085

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)

    Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Valley, 1927

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    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)
    Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Valley, 1927
    gelatin silver mural print, printed 1970-1975
    title in ink and 'Carmel' credit stamp (on the reverse of the flush- mount)
    53¼ x 38¾in. (135.5 x 98.5cm.)

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    There is a smaller print of this image in the collection - see lot 1013.

    Pre-Lot Text

    'The splendor of Yosemite burst upon us and it was glorious. Little clouds were gathering in the sky above the granite cliffs, and the mists of Bridal Veil Fall shimmered in the sun.
    One wonder after another descended upon us...I recall not only the colossal but the little things: the grasses, the ferns, cool atriums of forest...many small shining cascades threaded the cliffs. There was light everywhere!' (Ansel Adams, An Autobiography)


    Stillman, ed., Yosemite: Ansel Adams, Little Brown and Company, p. 33; Ansel Adams: Yosemite and the Range of Light, New York Graphic Society, 1979, pl. 66