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    Sale 2120

    Photographs By Ansel Adams From A California Collection

    11 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1059

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)

    Portfolio Three: Yosemite Valley; Sixteen Original Prints by Ansel Adams

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    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)
    Portfolio Three: Yosemite Valley; Sixteen Original Prints by Ansel Adams
    San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1960. 16 gelatin silver prints; each signed in ink (on the mount); each with Portfolio stamp (on the reverse of the mount); each 11 x 14in. (28 x 35.5cm.) or the reverse; text inserts, numbered '4' in ink (on the colophon); number 4 from the edition of 200; folding portfolio case


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    Pre-Lot Text

    'In these sixteen photographs are many deep echoes of experience from more than forty years in Yosemite Valley. Each represents, for me, a moment of wonder. The pictures are put together as a continual pattern of personal mood and response...The collection is, in a way, a personal autobiography in photographic images, the selection of which is based on emotional impulse and personal experience rather than on intellectual or historical judgement.' (Ansel Adams, foreword to Portfolio Three)


    Literature

    The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, Little Brown and Company, 1998, n.p.