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Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)

Sierra Nevada, Winter Evening, from the Owens Valley, 1963; Gelatin silver print dry-mounted to board (framed); Signed; 19 5/8" x 15 1/4" (image); 20 1/4" x 15 7/8" (sight); Publisher: Sierra Club, San Francisco; Literature: Szarkowski, The Portfolios of Ansel Adams, Brown and Co., Boston, 1977, p. 75; Yosemite and the Range of Light, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1979, pl. 42 (variant); Alinder and Szarkowski, Ansel Adams: Classic Images, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1985, pl. 73 (variant); Provenance: Sotheby's New York, Photograph from the Polaroid Collection, June 21-22, 2010, lot 260; Private Collection

Sale Price: $3,125

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

Condition Report

Signed in ink (slightly faded); probably printed between 1963-1970. Photographer's stamp on verso of board. Drymounted to board. Imperfections or surface accretions in the lower corner (with a very glossy sheen). Two long vertical area of spotting in the upper left sky. Another very long vertical area of spotting from top of cliff down through water. Another long diagonal area of spotting up through the large right cloud. Minor surface scratches. Other minor areas of spotting. Please be advised that condition reports are often updated during preview. Please be sure to check for updated condition reports the day of the sale, as there may have been a change or addition.