Ansel Adams







Below are a number of Ansel Adams prints, most of which are at the low end of his price range. They are all very beautiful, and I hope you will be pleasantly surprised at how reasonable many are. Most of these prints are in the inventories of other dealers, so they are subject to prior sale.




Ansel Adams, Leaf, Glacier Bay
Leaf, Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska, 1948
7 x 9 inches, signed
From Portfolio 4: $9,500
Ansel Adams, Clearing Storm
Clearing Storm, Sonoma County Hills, California, 1951
9 x 11½ inches, signed
From Portfolio 4: $10,000
Ansel Adams, Graduation Dress
Graduation Dress, 1948
On 16 x 20 paper, signed
From Portfolio 6: $7,500
Ansel Adams, Gottardo Piazonni
Gottardo Piazonni in his Studio, San Francisco, 1932
On 16 x 20 paper, signed
From Portfolio 6: $8,000
Ansel Adams, White Post and Spandrel
White Post and Spandrel, Columbia, California, 1953
On 16 x 20 paper, signed
From Portfolio 6: $8,000
Ansel Adams, Dead Trees, Winter
Dead Trees, Winter, Near Canyon City, Nevada, c. 1962
10 x 12 inches, signed
Price: $8,000
Ansel Adams, Nevada Fall, Rainbow
Nevada Fall, Rainbow, Yosemite National Park, 1946
Signed, 9½ x 7 inches: $21,000
Signed, 19 x 14 inches: $40,000
Ansel Adams, Moon and Half Dome
Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 1960
10 x 7 inches, initialed by Alan Ross
Special Edition Yosemite Print: $2,900
Ansel Adams, Oak Tree, Rain
Oak Tree, Rain, Sonoma County, California, 1960
11 x 14 inches, signed
Price: $10,000
Ansel Adams, Half Dome, Merced, River
Half Dome, Merced River, Winter, Yosemite Valley, 1938
8 x 10 inch paper, signed but not printed by Adams
Special Edition Yosemite Print: $6,500 *
Ansel Adams, Sea Stream
Sea Stream, Cluds, Rodeo Lagoon, California, 1962
9 x 7 inches, signed
Price: $10,000
Ansel Adams, Sierra Nevada, Winter Evening
Sierra Nevada, Winter Evening from the Owens Valley, 1962
11 x 14 inches, signed
From Portfolio 4: $8,500
Ansel Adams, Young Oaks, Winter
Young Oaks, Winter, 1935
7½ x 9 inches, signed but not printed by Adams
Special Edition Yosemite Print: $4,600
Ansel Adams, Sierra Junipers
Sierra Junipers, Upper Merced Basin, Yosemite Valley, c. 1927
6 x 8 inches, signed
Vintage print from Parmelian Portfolio: $12,000 *
Ansel Adams, East Vidette
East Vidette, Southern Sierra, c. 1927
6 x 8 inches, signed
Vintage print from Parmelian Portfolio: $10,000
Ansel Adams, Mount Galen Clark
Mount Galen Clark, Yosemite National Park, 1927
6 x 8 inches, signed
Vintage print from Parmelian Portfolio: $12,000
Ansel Adams, Mount Clarence King
Mount Clarence King, Southern Sierra, c. 1927
8 x 6 inches, signed
Vintage print from Parmelian Portfolio: $9,000
Ansel Adams, Roaring River Falls
Roaring River Falls, Kings River Canyon, California, 1927
8 x 6 inches, signed
Vintage print from Parmelian Portfolio: $15,000
Ansel Adams, Oak Tree, Snowstorm
Oak Tree, Snowstorm, Yosemite National Park, 1948
9½ x 7½ inches, signed but not printed by Adams
Special Edition Yosemite Print: $7,800
Ansel Adams, Bridalveil Fall
Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley, 1927
9 x 7 inches, signed but not printed by Adams
Special Edition Yosemite Print: $5,600; earlier print: $7,200
Ansel Adams, Bridalveil Fall
Bridalveil Fall
11 x 8 inches, signed
From Portfolio 3: $10,000
Ansel Adams, Lower Yosemite Fall
Lower Yosemite Fall
9½ x 7½ inches, signed
From Portfolio 3: $9,000
Ansel Adams, Leave, Mills College
Leaves, Mills College, California, c. 1931
12 x 13 inches, signed
Surface imperfections but mostly covered by lacquer coating: $7,500
Ansel Adams, Eucalyptus Tree
Eucalyptus Tree, Fort Ross, California, 1969
13 x 10½ inches, signed
Price: $6,000


* In 1958, Ansel and Virginia Adams began selling beautifully printed and inexpensive 8 x 10 photographs of Yosemite from their Best's Studio in the park. They were not made by Adams himself. For the first few years, he signed them with his full signature. Later he just initialed them, and eventually they weren't inscribed by him at all. Those early ones bearing a full signature are definitely collectible.



* Ansel Adams' first portfolio was entitled "Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras", consisting of 18 prints, privately published in late summer of 1927. All the prints are considered vintage and almost 90 years old.

This portfolio was quite successful, enough so that Adams could begin his photography pursuits full time, leaving behind his previous aspirations of being a classical pianist. He used the term "Parmelian" rather than, say, "photographic" to glamorize the standard silver gelatin process. The paper is extremely thin and parchment like. It is Kodak Vitava Athena Parchment T.

Adams wrote to his new wife, “My photographs have now reached a stage when they are worthy of the world’s critical examination. I have suddenly come upon a new style which I believe will place my work equal to anything of its kind. I have always favored the effect of engravings–the neat, clean, clear-cut technique fascinates me. In this new effect I will try to combine the two processes of photography and the press into a result that will be exceptionally beautiful and unique.....”







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