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

Half Dome, Blowing Snow, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1955

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902–1984)
Half Dome, Blowing Snow, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1955
gelatin silver print, mounted on board, printed 1970s
with Center for Creative Photography & AAPRT stamps (mount, verso)
image/sheet: 15 ½ x 19 ½ in. (39.3 x 49.5 cm.)
mount: 22 7/8 x 28 7/8 in. (58 x 73.2 cm.)
Literature
Ansel Adams & Nancy Newhall, This is the American Earth, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1960, n.p.
Ansel Adams, Mary Street Alinder and Andrea G. Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916-1984, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1988, p. 239.
Andrea G. Stillman (ed.), Yosemite: Ansel Adams, Little Brown and Co., New York, 1995, p. 63.
John Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 1998, VII, pl. 9.
Andrea G. Stillman (ed.), Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2007, p. 357.
Andrea G. Stillman (ed.), Ansel Adams In The National Parks, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2010, p. 104.
Andrea G. Stillman (ed.), Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man, Little, Brown and Co., New York, 2012, pp. 205, 215.

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Lot Essay

Adams wrote the following in a letter to Olive and Charles Adams and Mary Bray on April, 18, 1920:

'At present Half Dome looks like a volcano, and little swirls and eddies of snow dust are quite numerous on the cliffs of Glacier Point. I am going to attempt to photograph these snow clouds tomorrow and I do hope they will be successful...I consider myself lucky to be here with the snow. Never saw anything like it before.'

(The above letter as published in: Andrea Stillman, Ansel Adams: Letters and Images 1916-1984, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1988, p. 4)

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