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Ansel Adams
Moon and Half Dome, Yosemite, California

1960

About the Item

This highly important example of one of Adams’ most famous images has an exceptional tonal character. In 1960, Ansel made this image with a Hasselblad camera while driving towards the Ahwahnee Hotel, located within the boundaries of the National Park. As one of Ansel Adams’ iconic and enduring masterpieces, “Moon and Half Dome” stands out as an example of his later and most mature work. “Moon and Half Dome” is a testament to the artistic refinement and confidence that comes with age. Here, it shows his outlook on photography in its finest and purest light, where only the elements he wished to highlight are visible – just the moon, the rock face, and the artist’s intent. Likewise, it is a testament to the energy and artistic vigor that Ansel was capable of in his later years – and to the enduring, timeless quality of Yosemite National Park’s natural beauty. This image remains an iconic reminder of Ansel’s gift to all who love nature, and to the art of photography. - Ansel Adams Gallery
  • Creator:
    Ansel Adams (1902-1984, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1960
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 19 in (48.26 cm)Width: 14.5 in (36.83 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Printed 1970's. Very minor surface scuffs upper quadrant and line left quadrant. Very good condition and contrast. Paper Mount Size: 28 x 22" Signed front of the mount by Ansel Adams below image, right. Stamped and titled on the back of the mount.
  • Gallery Location:
    Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU11513199882
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