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Ansel Adams (1902 - 1984)

Lot 1085: Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Valley, 1927


April 11, 2008
New York, NY, US

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)
Bridal Veil Fall, Yosemite Valley, 1927
gelatin silver mural print, printed 1970-1975
title in ink and 'Carmel' credit stamp (on the reverse of the flush- mount)
53¼ x 38¾in. (135.5 x 98.5cm.)

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ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)


'The splendor of Yosemite burst upon us and it was glorious. Little clouds were gathering in the sky above the granite cliffs, and the mists of Bridal Veil Fall shimmered in the sun.
One wonder after another descended upon us...I recall not only the colossal but the little things: the grasses, the ferns, cool atriums of forest...many small shining cascades threaded the cliffs. There was light everywhere!' (Ansel Adams, An Autobiography )

There is a smaller print of this image in the collection - see lot 1013.

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