About This Artwork

Ansel Easton Adams
American, 1902–1984

Monolith, The Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, 1927, printed 1959

Gelatin silver print, No. 1 from "Portfolio Three: Yosemite Valley" (1959), edition 81/208
28.1 x 20.7 cm (image/paper); 34.3 x 40.8 cm (mount)
Signed recto, on mount, lower right, below image, in graphite: "Ansel Adams"; inscribed verso, on mount, upper center, in graphite: "Y6[?]"; stamped and inscribed verso, on mount, center, in black and red ink: "PORTFOLIO THREE / (Yosemite Valley) / ANSEL ADAMS / PRINT NO. [stamped in black ink] 1 [inscribed in red ink] of SET NO. [stamped in black ink] 81 [inscribed in red ink] / Published by / THE SIERRA CLUB / SAN FRANCISCO / 1959 / Reproduction Rights Reserved [stamped in black ink]"

Photography Gallery Fund, 1960.364

© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, "The Wilds of the West," June 28-Oct. 13, 2003. (Colin Westerbeck)

New York, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, "The American Century: Art and Culture" April 22-August 22, 1999.

Publication History

Adams, Ansel and John Szarkowski. 1977. "The Portfolios of Ansel Adams." New York Society. p. 41.

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