It’s the dream of every landscape photographer and lover of the genre to own at least one print of Ansel Adam’s works. With our latest vintage find, it could become a dream come true for you. Currently up for grabs on ebay is a framed Ansel Adams print from the 1970s, which can be yours if you have around $154,000 to spare.
The Ansel Adams print listed by jackedwardscollection is a Gelatin Silver Print of the landscape master’s photograph titled Maroon Bells, near Aspen, Colorado (1951). The image measures 15.25″ x 19.25″ and is dry mounted with archival, museum grade materials. It was originally purchased in the late 1970s by Dr. Allen White from The Weston Gallery in Carmel, California. The print is in pristine condition, signed in pencil on the front lower right margin of the mount, and numbered 100/110 on the left lower margin. The print is housed in a 24″ x 30″ brushed aluminum frame with a Plexiglas face in excellent vintage condition.
If you’re wondering about its authenticity, the print also comes with a copy of a signed letter from Ansel Adams dated August 28, 1979. Not only does the letter prove its authenticity, it also tells us that the negative used to make the print was already cancelled, making it one of the last 110 prints of the shot. The letter also says Dr. White bought two more, equally rare prints from the landscape master.
As mentioned in the listing, there are auction records with which the authenticity, size, and condition of this print can be compared. For example, a Christie’s auction in January 2001 lists a copy (54/110) with an estimated value of $4,000 – $6,000, which sold for $16,460.
Keen on getting this authentic Ansel Adams print? Make room for this masterpiece and buy it now for $153,900 or make your best offer.
All images from the ebay listing by The Jack Edwards Collection