• Photographs auction at Christies

    Sale 2206

    Photographs

    8 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 758

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)

    Self Portrait, c. 1930

    Price Realised  

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)
    Self Portrait, c. 1930
    gelatin silver print
    partially stamped 'Pay to the order of...National Association, Ansel E. Adams...868,' signed, inscribed 'Jane Taylor Paxson with platonic remembrances' in ink on a 'San Francisco' credit label and 'Parmelian Print' credit label, numbered '773440' in pencil affixed (on the verso)
    7 7/8 x 5 7/8in. (20 x 15cm.)


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    Adams' snapshot of his wife Virginia and Jane Paxson, sunbathing during a Sierra Club Outing in 1930, is illustrated in Ansel Adams: Letter and Images, 1916-1984, p. 44. Lots 750, 752 and 753 were gifts from Adams to Jane Taylor Paxson. Lot 750, Adams' early Self-Portrait in uncharacteristically formal attire, is extremely rare.

    Provenance

    From the artist;
    to Jane Taylor Paxson


    Pre-Lot Text

    TWO WESTERN COLLECTIONS