Surf Sequence #2

1940, printed 1973
Artist Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984)


Image: 26.2 x 32.2 cm (10 5/16 x 12 11/16 in.) Mount: 40.6 x 54.6 cm (16 x 21 1/2 in.) Framed: 43.5 x 57.5 x 4.1 cm (17 1/8 x 22 5/8 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

Not On View


Americas, Photography




mount, l.l., graphite: 2.
mount, verso, center, stamp seven, black ink: PHOTOGRAPH/ BY/ ANSEL ADAMS/ ROUTE 1, BOX 181/ CARMEL, CALIFORNIA/ 93921
mount, verso, center, stamp eight, black ink: TITLE/ CREDIT/ DATE FILM
in stamp eight, black ink [not AA's hand]: Shipwreck Series [crossed out]/ CORRECTION: Surf Sequence #2/ 4-C-218
mount, verso, l.r., graphite: 15
mount, verso, l.l., graphite: V


mount, l.r., graphite: Ansel Adams


Purchased by William H. and Saundra B. Lane from the artist, c.1973; gift to the MFA from Saundra B. Lane, December 27, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Saundra B. Lane in honor of Clifford S. Ackley


Photograph by Ansel Adams. Used with permission of the Trustees of The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. All Rights Reserved.