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Ansel Adams William E. Colby silver gelatin print

Auction Date: January 11, 2020

Sold for: $204

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.

Auction Date: January 11, 2020

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