Oil on canvas, signed 'A. Bierstadt' lower right, with label from Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM and Alterman & Morris Galleries, Dallas, TX, lined.
26 x 36 1/2 in., 39 1/2 x 49 1/2 in. (frame).
Note: Bierstadt's paintings of the untamed American West are unrivaled in their ability to convey the wilderness of that landscape to a public who had not yet set eyes on its majesty. Other artists had travelled into the Western frontier to paint, but Bierstadt's work in the West is considered some of the most significant artistic accomplishments of the 19th century. In 1859, Bierstadt made his first trip to the rugged territories out West, and would travel there again for an extended stay in 1863. It was during this second visit that Bierstadt first saw the dramatic fourteen-thousand foot snow-covered peak named Long's Peak near Denver, CO. In this depiction of the view, Bierstadt captures the drama and beauty of the landscape that captivated him throughout his career.
Lined. In very good condition.
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Sold Sotheby's, NY, May 25, 1988, Lot 84; Sold Christie's, NY, May 23, 2001, Lot 69; Private Collection, NY.