ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)
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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)

Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Kaweah Gap, Sierra Nevada, California, 1932

Details
ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)
Frozen Lake and Cliffs, Kaweah Gap, Sierra Nevada, California, 1932
gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed before 1952
signed in ink (mount, recto); stamped photographer's San Francisco credit [BMFA 4] with title in ink and George Eastman House deaccession stamp with date '2/11/03' in pencil (mount, verso)
image/sheet: 8 1/2 x 10 in. (21.5 x 25.3 cm.)
mount: 14 x 18 in. (35.6 x 45.7 cm.)
Provenance
Gifted by the artist to George Eastman House, Rochester, 1952;
Sotheby's, New York, April 23, 2003, lot 92;
acquired from the above sale by the present owner.

Literature
Nancy Wynne Newhall, Ansel Adams: the Eloquent Light, Aperture, New York, 1980, pp. 168-169.
John Szarkowski, Ansel Adams at 100, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 2001, p. 32.
Anne Hammond, Ansel Adams: Divine Performance, New Haven: Yale University Press, New Haven, 2002, p. 52.
Karen E. Haas et al., Ansel Adams: in the Lane Collection, MFA Publications, Boston, 2005, p. 120.
Andrea Stillman (ed.), Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2007, p. 93.
Andrea Stillman (ed.), Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America's Wild Places, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2010, p. 10.
Exhibited
Rochester, New York, George Eastman House, The West: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Paul Strand, Brett & Edward Weston, 1952.
Rochester, New York, George Eastman House; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Cleveland Institute of Art; Fort Worth, Amon Carter Museum, Eloquent Light: Photographs by Ansel Adams, March-May 1967.
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