Ansel Adams


"Half Dome, Blowing Snow," circa 1955

Silver gelatin print on paper mounted to illustration board
From the edition printed in 1976 for "Portfolio VII"
Signed in pencil on the illustration board, lower right: Ansel Adams; titled and dated in ink, and with the artist's Carmel studio ink stamp, all on the verso of the illustration board
Image/Sheet: 15.5" H x 19.5" W; Sight: 16.25" H x 20" W

  • Provenance: Alinder Gallery, Gualala, CA
  • Notes: According to a letter written in 1994 by the director of the above mentioned gallery to the former owners of this lot, "Adams chose..."Half Dome, Blowing Snow," as one of the twelve photographs for "Portfolio VII." Your print was made by the artist in 1976 for the portfolio. Under glancing light a portfolio print number can be seen below the lower left recto of the print on the mount board. We were told by the previous owners...that Adams told them that there were several extras made for the portfolio in case there were any damaged along the way. This was an extra that was not needed for the portfolio. The number was erased and the print sold separately. Adams stated when he issued this portfolio that, "No further prints will be made from the negatives."

    This lot is sold together with a copy of the full letter from February 11, 1994, quoted above.
  • Condition: Available upon request.

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