Jun 10, 2004 - Sale 2009

Sale 2009 - Lot 20

Price Realized: $ 1,955
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
Inspiration Point, Yosemite Valley.

Oil and gouache on thin card stock. 460x596 mm; 181/8x231/2 inches. Signed in oil, lower right.

In 1900, Best "discovered" Yosemite and built a studio-home there at the foot of Bridalveil Fall. One of his collectors was Theodore Roosevelt, who hung Best's painting of Mount Shasta in the White House. Best's daughter married Ansel Adams, and the Best Studio later became the Ansel Adams Gallery.