Wadsworth Atheneum

Bierstadt: In The Mountains Print

Bierstadt: In The Mountains Print

  • Formerly titled Yosemite, this painting is now known to be a composite drawn from various sources. The massive cliff that appears at the left is a reconfiguration of Yosemite's El Capitan.  Bierstadt did not intend it to be topographically faithful to any one site, but to express the mood of the western American landscape in general. 
  • Albert Bierstadt (American, born Prussia, 1830-1902)
  • In the Mountains, 1867
  • Oil on canvas, 36 1/2 x 50 1/4 in.
  • Gift of John Junius Morgan in memory of his mother Juliet Pierpont Morgan, 1923.253
  • Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
  • 11 x 14 print has an image size of 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 in.

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