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    ANSEL ADAMS (American, 1902-1984)
    Portfolio Two: The National Parks and Monuments (Fifteen Photographs), 1942-49
    Gelatin silver, 1950
    8 x 11-1/2 inches (20.3 x 29.2 cm) (largest)
    Each signed and numbered in pencil mount recto; artist's stamp with edition and print numbers in ink verso.
    Colophon is editioned in ink '27' of 100 with five presentation copies.

    PROVENANCE:
    From the artist, 1952;
    Private collection, California.

    The original typeset receipt accompanies this lot: 'May 13, 1952 / Received from ...one hundred dollars ...for Portfolio No. 2 #27 / Signed Pirkle Jones for Ansel Adams'


    Original portfolio case includes colophon and the following photographs:
    Noon clouds, Glacier National Park, Montana, 1942; Forest, early morning, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, 1949; Dunes, hazy sun, White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, 1941; White House Ruin, morning, Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona, 1949; From Hurricane Hill, Olympic National Park, Washington, 1948; Moth and stump, Interglacial Forest, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska, 1949; Sentinel Rock, winter dusk, Yosemite National Park, California, 1944; Afternoon sun, Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, 1943; In Joshua Tree National Monument, California, 1942; Rain, Beartrack Cove, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska, 1949; Dead tree, Sunset Crater National Monument, Arizona, 1947; Zabriski Point, Death Valley National Monument, California, 1942; Old Faithful Geyser, late evening, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 1942; The Atlantic, Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Maine, 1949; Dawn, Autumn forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, 1948.



    Condition Report*: Each photograph is drymounted to an overall size of 17-3/4 x 13-7/8 inches. Discoloration to extreme edges of all mounts; breaking to the edges and spine of portfolio case.  Please contact the Photographs Department for a full condition report.  
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    May, 2015
    3rd Sunday
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