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Print Number 4899 
Painter Albert Bierstadt 
Title [The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak] 
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Date c.1863 
Publisher  
Place of Publication New York 
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Paper Size (mm) 555 x 882 
Paper Size (Inches) 21.85 x 34.72 
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Coloring Printed in Color 
Medium Lithograph 
Condition Very Good, backed on acid free tissue paper for long term preservation, few marginal tears professionally repaired.  
Notes A rare Artist Proof before title to ascertain the quality of colours. Bierstadt's sketches made during his travels with Frederick W. Lander's Honey Road Survey Party in 1859. The painting shows Lander's Peak in the Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountains, with an encampment of Native Americans in the foreground. It has been compared to, and exhibited with, The Heart of the Andes by Frederic Edwin Church. Lander's Peak immediately became a critical and popular success and sold in 1865 for $25,000. Albert Bierstadt (January 7, 1830 – February 18, 1902) was a German-American painter best known for his lavish, sweeping landscapes of the American West. To paint the scenes, Bierstadt joined several journeys of the Westward Expansion. Though not the first artist to record these sites, Bierstadt was the foremost painter of these scenes for the remainder of the 19th century. 
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Short Description Native Americans; Views United States West;  
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