Ansel Adams Rose and Driftwood, San Francisco;
Lot 415
Ansel Adams Rose and Driftwood, San Francisco;
Sold for US$ 66,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
(n/a), Ansel Adams
Rose and Driftwood, San Francisco, c. 1932
Gelatin silver print mounted on Crescent board, printed no later than 1960, signed in pencil on the mount; his credit stamp 'Photograph by Ansel Adams, Route 1, Box 181, Carmel, California' (BMFA 5) on mount verso, framed.

As of this printing the present photograph is one of only seven prints, vintage and later examples, to have been offered at auction in the past two decades.
7 5/8 x 9 1/2in


  • Provenance:
    Property of Mary Heath Keesling Trust, San Francisco

    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Photography: Recent and Promised Gifts, date unknown (most likely 1976 or later, which is when the Museum added 'Modern' to its name) (on paper label on reverse of frame)

    Autobiography, p. 33; Classic Images, pl. 7; Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs, p. 32; Lane Collection, pl. 19

Saleroom notices

  • Please note: description should read signed in ink