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    Sale 2120

    Photographs By Ansel Adams From A California Collection

    11 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1100

    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)

    Winter Sunrise From Lone Pine, Sierra Nevada, 1944

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    ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)
    Winter Sunrise From Lone Pine, Sierra Nevada, 1944
    gelatin silver print, printed 1960s
    signed in ink (on the mount); title in ink and 'Carmel' credit stamp (on the reverse of the mount)
    14 3/8 x 19 1/8in. (36.5 x 49cm.)


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    The Alabama Hills (the left hand hill) in reality had the huge, whitewashed initials 'LP' [Lone Pine] stencilled on them. Adams considered this 'a hideous and insulting scar on one of the great vistas of our land' and ruthlessly removed what he could from the negative, spotting out any remaining traces in the final print.

    Literature

    Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, Little Brown and Company, 2001, pl. 85; Ansel Adams: Yosemite and the Range of Light, New York Graphic Society, 1979, pl. 99