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Items for Auction by Adams, Ansel

Ansel Adams, Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, gelatin silver print

Lot# 5101

(American, 19021984),
Tenaya Lake, Yosemite National Park, 1946,
gelatin silver print, later impression circa 1960,
image: 10.5 x 13.25 inches, overall (framed): 20 x 22.75 inches,
signed in ink lower right, with Ansel Adams Route 1, Box 181, Carmel, California, 93921, stamp verso.

Estimate: $6000 - $9000

Ansel Adams Milestone Mountain parmelian print

Lot# 211

(American 1902-1984)
Milestone Mountain
Parmelian print.
Image: 7 1/8 x 5 5/8 inches Sheet: 12 x 10 inches Frame: 20 1/4 x 16 1/4 inches.
Signed in pencil lower right: A. Adams numbered in pencil lower left: 320 Titled, stamped and numbered in the Parmelian print pamphlet verso framed with print: Milestone Mountain/ this parmelian print by Ansel Adams of San Francisco is no. 320.
Provenance: Gift from the artist to the family, passed by descent to the present owner.
CONDITION: In overall good condition. When examined out of the frame the image is printed on cream colored translucent thin paper. There is a slight wave to the sheet at the bottom of paper under the mat but we do not believe that is has been exposed to moisture the wave is likely due to the type of paper its on and the age of the print. The image itself is in good condition with no visible abrasions, dents or pigment loss the impression is strong.

Estimate: $1500 - $2000

Ansel Adams William E. Colby silver gelatin print

Lot# 251

(American 1902-1984)
William E. Colby
Silver gelatin print.
Image sheet: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches Mount: 13 7/8 x 18 inches.
Signed in pencil lower right: Ansel Adams.
Provenance: From the collection of William Colby a former president of the Sierra Club. Colby would invite Adams to accompany the club on their summer hikes as the official photographer. Colby is not known to have purchased any photographs from Adams all these were gifts from the photographer. This is an important collection because they are all early (from the 1920s), rare and beautiful.
CONDITION: In overall good condition. Surface soiling in the bottom center in his shirt (looks like it could be removed). There are no visible abrasions or the gelatin no areas of missing paper . Very slight fading in right edge of the sheet in the blackest area.

Estimate: $300 - $500