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    Sale 2120

    Photographs By Ansel Adams From A California Collection

    11 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1038

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)

    Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, California, 1946

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    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)
    Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, California, 1946
    gelatin silver mural print, printed 1970-1975
    title in ink and 'Carmel' credit stamp (on the reverse of the flush- mount); 'Ansel Adams' credit label affixed (on the frame backing)
    26½ x 34¼in. (67.5 x 87.3cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    'No matter how sophisticated you may be, a huge granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks in silence to the very core of your being.' (Ansel Adams, An Autobiography)


    Literature

    Adams and Alinder, An Autobiography, Little, Brown and Company, 1986, p. 155; Stillman, ed., Yosemite: Ansel Adams, Little Brown and Company, 1995, p. 55; Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, Little Brown and Company, 2001, pl. 29; Ansel Adams: Yosemite and the Range of Light, New York Graphic Society, 1979, pl. 75