Oak Tree and Cliffs of Cathedral Rocks, Yosemite, c. 1933 Gelatin silver print, mounted on slick white board, inscribed by Cedric Wright 'A Genuine Ansel Adams' on the mount. 8 5/8 x 6 1/2in
Provenance: From Ansel Adams to Cedric Wright; by descent to the present owner
Literature: My Camera in Yosemite Valley, pl. 3; Ansel Adams: An American Place, 1936, pl. 23
This is one of 45 images the photographer included in his exhibition at Alfred Stieglitz's American Place gallery in 1936. The original print in the exhibition is now part of the collection of Princeton University Art Museum.
When he was about eight years old, Ansel Adams met Cedric Wright (1899-1959) whose father was an attorney for the Adams family. He and Cedric were best of friends for many years, sharing a mutual interest in music, hiking trips with the Sierra Club, and photography.