Ansel Adams (American, 1902-1984)
Old Water Tower, San Francisco, 1961. Mural-sized gelatin silver print mounted to board, 38 1/4 x 29 1/2 in. (97.0 x 74.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Scattered frame abrasions around edges, subtle spatters/surface grime u.r. and l.r., minimal scratches to surface.
Provenance: Dr. Richard Young, a senior executive at the Polaroid Corporation from 1962-1982, by family descent. Dr. Young served as Senior Vice President of Research and Development, and later as President of the International Division and played a key role in the development and marketing of Polaroid's revolutionary products.
N.B. Ansel Adams's interest in printing mural-size photographs began in the mid-1930s. Adams preferred a smooth, matte double-weight paper with neutral tone, and the resulting prints were typically affixed to plywood or Masonite panels and coated with a thin layer of varnish.
Framed dimensions: 38 1/2 x 29 3/4 inches. No other condition issues to report.
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