Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 30 (Sale info: $700.00).
"b. Duesseldorf, 1829. Brought to America at an early age. In 1853 he returned to Duesseldorf and entered the Academy there; afterward he also studied in Rome, Switzerland, and Germany. elected a member of the National Academy in 1860, and later appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, France. Member of the American Art Union. In 1867 he was sent to Europe upon a government commission, to make studies for a painting of the 'discovery of the north river by Hendrik Hudson.' " Bierstadt's paintings have brought the highest prices of any American pictures. His Landor's Peak, Rocky Mountains, was bought by James McHenry for for $25,000; Estes Park, Colorado, bought by the Earl of Dunraven for $15,000; and Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mount Rosalie, bought by T.W. Kennard for $35,000." [P. 10.]
Illustrated Catalogue of Works of Art in the Art Building of the Southern Exposition at Louisville, Ky. August 16 - October 25, 1884. Prepared by Charles M. Kurtz, Director of the Art Department. Editor of National Academy Notes and the Art Union Magazine. Published for the Art Committee by John P. Morton and Company.
Artist address: New York, New York.
Artist professional affiliation: F.L.H.; National Academician.