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    Sale 11950

    Photographs

    6 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 10

    Ansel Adams (1902-1984)

    Portfolio II: The National Parks and Monuments

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    Ansel Adams (1902-1984)
    Portfolio II: The National Parks and Monuments
    San Francisco: Grabhorn Press, 1950. 15 gelatin silver prints, mounted on board; each signed and numbered sequentially in pencil (mount, recto); each numbered ‘91’ and sequentially numbered '1-15' in red crayon, portfolio copyright credit stamp and collection labels (mount, verso); each approximately 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.) or inverse; text inserts, numbered '91/100' in red crayon (colophon); number 91 from the edition of 100; contained in the original folding cloth portfolio


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    The plates are as follows:
    1. Noon Clouds, Glacier National Park, Montana, 1942
    2. Forest, Early Morning, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 1949
    3. Dunes, Hazy Sun, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, 1941
    4. White House Ruin, Morning, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1949
    5. From Hurricane Hill, Olympic National Park, Washington, 1948
    6. Moth and Stump, Interglacial Forest, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska, 1949
    7. Sentinel Rock, Winter Dusk, Yosemite National Park, California, 1944
    8. Afternoon Sun, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, 1943
    9. In Joshua Tree National Monument, California, 1942
    10. Rain, Beartrack Cove, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska, 1949
    11. Dead tree, Sunset Crater National Monument, Arizona, 1947
    12. Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Monument, California, 1942
    13. Old Faithful Geyser, late evening, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 1942
    14. The Atlantic, Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Maine, 1949
    15. Dawn, Autumn Forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, 1948

    Provenance

    Private Collection, California.