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    Sale 2120

    Photographs By Ansel Adams From A California Collection

    11 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1117

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)

    Thunderstorm, Yosemite Valley, 1945

    Price Realised  

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)
    Thunderstorm, Yosemite Valley, 1945
    gelatin silver mural print, printed 1970-1975
    'Ansel Adams' credit label affixed (on the frame backing)
    29 5/8 x 22 5/8in. (73 x 57.5cm.); flush-mounted


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    There is another print of this image, also mural-sized, in the collection - see lot 1014.

    Pre-Lot Text

    'The great rocks of Yosemite, expressing qualities of timeless, yet intimate grandeur, are the most compelling formations of their kind. We should not casually pass them by for they are the very heart of the earth speaking to us.' (Ansel Adams, My Camera in Yosemite Valley)


    Literature

    Stillman, ed., Yosemite: Ansel Adams, Little Brown and Company, p. 31; Ansel Adams: Yosemite and the Range of Light, New York Graphic Society, 1979, pl. 30