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[Dave Bohn photographs of Anne Best collection of Best family landscape paintings].
BANC PIC 2020.053--ALB
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[Dave Bohn photographs of Anne Best collection of Best family landscape paintings]


Bohn, Dave, creator, photographer.


Best, Arthur William, 1859-1935, artist.


Best, Alice Mary Leveque, 1870-1926, artist.


Best, Harry Cassie, artist.


Best, Anne, creator.


Photographs of paintings by Arthur W. Best, Alice Best and Harry Cassie Best (all affiliated with Best's Studio of Yosemite Valley) in the collection of Anne Best. Chiefly landscapes painted in various locations of the American West (e.g. Grand Canyon, Sierra Nevada, California coastal scenes, etc.) and elsewhere, with some portraits and a few still lifes.


1993 (issued)


Best's Studio (Yosemite National Park, Calif.)
Landscape painting, American -- 20th century -- Photographs
West (U.S.) -- Pictorial works


Title devised by cataloger.
Photographed and compiled by Dave Bohn.
Inscription on front fly leaf: "H.C./A.W./Alice Best paintings. Collection held by Anne Best at 5821 Pinewood Rd., Oakland. Collection photographed by Dave Bohn in September and November, 1993, and November of 2009 when an additional 40 paintings were unearthed. These paintings were inherited by Anne, widow of Nelson Best, the son of Arthur W. and Alice Best. (A.W. Best's brother was Harry Cassie Best.) Dave Bohn, 9/18/2019."
Annotations on backs of photographs include artist's initials or name (e.g. "A.W.B.", "H.C.B." or "Alice"), the dimensions of the original painting, and in some cases the subject matter.
Dave Bohn photographs of Anne Best collection of Best family landscape paintings, BANC PIC 2020.053, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Gift ; of Dave Bohn ; 2019.
Disk containing digital copies of collection images transferred to the Digital Collections Unit of The Bancroft Library.
Arthur W. Best and Alice Best established Best's Studio in Yosemite Valley in 1904. The studio exhibited and sold art by the couple, as well as paintings by Arthur's brother Harry Cassie Best, in addition to merchandise and the work of other artists, with an emphasis on landscape and the natural environment. Arthur and Alice's daughter Virginia married photographer Ansel Adams in 1928. The studio was an important early outlet for Adams' photography, which eventually became the focus of the enterprise. In 1972 the studio's name was changed to The Ansel Adams Gallery.


Photograph albums.
Landscapes (Representations)-West (U.S.)

Physical Description:

approximately 190 photographs in 1 album : color prints ; sheets 10 x 15 cm, album 25 x 25 cm




BANC PIC 2020.053--ALB