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    Sale 12204

    Photographs

    5 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 148

    Ansel Adams (1902–1984)

    Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Kaweah Gap, Sierra Nevada, California, 1932

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    Ansel Adams (1902–1984)
    Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Kaweah Gap, Sierra Nevada, California, 1932
    gelatin silver print, mounted on original card, printed 1934
    signed in pencil (mount, recto); credited on affixed photographer's label [BMFA label 3] and signed, titled and inscribed 'Best Wishes to Della & Herman/ Christmas 1934' in pencil (mount, verso)
    image/sheet: 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (18.3 x 24.1 cm.)
    mount: 14 x 18 in. (35.5 x 45.7 cm.)


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    Other prints of this image reside in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

    Provenance

    The artist;
    gifted by the above to Della and Herman Hoss, Yosemite Valley, California, 1934;
    acquired from the above by a private collector;
    by descent to the present owner.


    Literature

    Nancy Wynne Newhall, Ansel Adams: the Eloquent Light, Aperture, New York, 1980, pp. 168, 169.
    John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 2001, p. 32.
    Anne Hammond, Ansel Adams: Divine Performance, New Haven: Yale University Press, New Haven, 2002, p. 52.
    Karen E. Haas et al., Ansel Adams: in the Lane Collection, MFA Publications, Boston, 2005, p. 120.
    Andrea Stillman et al., Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2007, p. 93.
    Andrea Stillman et al., Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2010, p. 10.