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Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)

Lot 417: Ansel Adams, Half Dome; Morning,Merced River, 2 photos

Bonhams 2

October 19, 2004
San Francisco, CA, US

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Ansel Adams (2)
Half Dome, Merced River, Winter; Morning, Merced River Canyon

C. 1938
7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches ( 184.5 x 235.4 mm )
7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches ( 190.8 x 241.7 mm )

Two gelatin silver prints, each printed in 1960s, each with the photographer's signature in ink on the mount, each with the 'Special Edition of Fine Prints, Photographs of Yosemite' stamp on mount verso, Half Dome 'This is print 466 of S.E.Y. No 5'; Morning 'This is print 40 of S.E.Y. No 9'.

Half Dome in near pristine condition: a tiny pin pressure mark in lower right quadrant of image and one in upper left of image, along mountain ridge; a light crease at lower right sheet edge; two tiny nicks along lower right sheet edge causing emulsion loss; a light vertical scratch at lower right edge of image; mount slightly yellowed over time; Morning in pristine condition aside from mount slightly yellowed over time.

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Bonhams 2
October 19, 2004, 12:00 AM EST

San Francisco, CA, US