Painters Paintings Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902): Among the Sierra Nevada, California (detail), 1868…
Painters Work Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902): Among the many Sierra Nevada, California (element), 1868, oil on canvas, 72 x 120 1/eight in. (183 x 305 cm), Smithsonian American Artwork Museum, Washington DC
Albert Bierstadt’s fantastically crafted work performed to a market keen, within the 1860s, for spectacular views of the nation’s frontier. Bierstadt painted Among the many Sierra Nevada, California in his Rome studio. He then confirmed the canvas in Berlin, London and St. Petersburg, earlier than transport it to the USA.
Works akin to this fueled the picture of America as a promised land simply when Europeans had been immigrating to this nation in nice numbers. (Smithsonian American Artwork Museum label)