The Black Sun, Tungsten Hills, Owens Valley, California, 1939, reprinted 1970

  • Ansel Adams, American, 1902-1984

Gelatin silver print

  • Framed: Image: 15 1/2 × 19 inches (39.4 × 48.3 cm) Mount: 23 × 29 inches (58.4 × 73.7 cm)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Adelson

F1987.56.7

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Gelatin silver process
  • Photographic paper
  • Stream
  • Landscape (representation)
  • Gelatin silver print
  • Tree
  • Owens valley
  • Owens valley
  • Solar eclipse

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Signed in pencil on mount, lower right, below image: Ansel Adams

Drystamp, lower left: STRATHMORE Use either side Stamp, printed in black ink, center, verso: ANSEL ADAMS | PORTFOLIO V | PARASOL PRESS, LTD. NEW YORK | NO. 7 TITLE THE BLACK SUN, | TUNGSTEN HILLS, OWENS VALLEY, | CALIFORNIA 1939 | ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS AND OTHER | PHOTOGRAPHS IN PORTFOLIO V MAY NOT | BE REPRODUCED IN ANY FORM INCLUDING | MICROFILE, MICROFICHE, TV, TAPE, ETC.

Inscribed in pencil, on mount, lower left, below image: V-7 70/110

Provenance

1987, Dr. Seymour and Barbara Adelson (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA); 1988-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Rights Status

Ansel Adams, The Black Sun, Tungsten Hills, Owens Valley, California, 1939, reprinted 1970, gelatin silver print. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Seymour Adelson, F1987.56.7.