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Mount Whitney, Sierra Nevada, (painting)

Artist:
Bierstadt, Albert b. 1829
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 319 (Sale info: $25,000.00).
"N.A. (see no. 23.) the same careful finish of details, skillful management of light, and eye for picturesque possibilities, which made biersadt's old world subjects so impressive and suggestive, have rendered his studies of American scenery full of bold and true significance. - Tuckerman, Book of the Artists. " Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the United States, is in the Sierra Nevada range of mountains in lower California. It reaches four thousand nine hundred and eighty-seven feet in the direction of the sky. It is autumn in the picture, and the clouds are gathering, just before the beginning of the 'rainy season,' shrouding the upper part of most of the mountains in a shadowy mist, which changes from moment to moment, sometimes being light and gauzy, and again becoming dense and dark as the smoke from a furnace. Above the mists, however, the very highest peaks tower. - Art Notes, 1881. " The originality and vigor of separate conception in cloud forms give to the scenery of the sky a force and variety no less delightful than the changes of mountain outline in a hill district of great elevation; and there is added to this a spirit-like feeling, a capricious, mocking imagery of passion and life, totally different from any effects of inanimate form that earth can show. - Ruskin." [P. 50-51; see serial 03850023 for commentary on artist.]
Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company, 1883.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: National Academician; F.L.H.
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain--Mt. Whitney
Landscape--Mountain--Sierra Nevada Mountains
Landscape--California
Western
Landscape--Season--Autumn
Landscape--Weather--Cloud
Control number:
AECI 03850321
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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