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The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak, 1863: Medium
By artist Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) in a Private Collection
With an encampment of Native Americans at its heart, the Wyoming range of the Rocky Mountains unfolds in a grand panorama portraying the grandeur and pristine beauty of the nation's western wilderness. This highly acclaimed work sold in 1865 for the then-amazing sum of $25 thousand dollars. German-born Bierstadt was known to make as many as 50 sketches in preparation for a single painting and it was said he portrayed the American west as Americans hoped it would be. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica 4.375"Wide, European style, bright gold-toned, ribbed frame is cast in quality designer resin with an acanthus leaf and floret border that draws the eye toward the beautiful image.
About The Artist
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902)
American painter Albert Beirstadt best known for his large detailed landscapes of the American West was the preeminent painter of these romantic luminous scenes during the 19th century. He is among the most industrious and internationally honored American artists.
Born in Germany Beirstadt moved to Massachusetts when he was two years old with his parents. He returned to Germany to study the treatment of subject and light a naturalistic quality that characterizes his work such as in Sierra Nevadas. His energetic paintings such as Bridal Veil Falls reflected the spirit of American westward expansion that characterized the latter half of the 19th century.
Bierstadt's paintings were also a result of his six different travels through the American West while he worked as a Land Surveyor for the U.S. Government. Bierstadt was a founding member of the Luminism movement because his paintings such as Sunset in the Yosemite Valley seemed to possess glowing lighting. Bierstadt paintings also emphasize atmospheric elements like fog clouds and mist as in Mountain of the Mist. He completed over 500 paintings in his lifetime.
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Weights & Dimensions
- 28.25"Wx20.25"H framed (20"Wx12"H image size 4.375"W frame) 7 lbs.