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Laramie Peak, Rocky Mountains, (painting)

Artist:
Bierstadt, A.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 1
In the center distance of this beautiful picture rises that picturesque process of the back-bone of the continent known as Laramie Peak. 11,000 feet from the ocean's level perpetual snow reflects the cold sunlight on its crest. At its foot lie these remarkable terraced plateaux, so well represented in the middle distance and through which the north fork of the Platte river has cut a broad furrow, gradually leaving a rich deposit of alluvium, the fertile character of which is seen in the brighter green of its herbiage. Cotton-wood trees of immense growth line the banks of the swiftly flowing stream, and tens of thousands of bison stud the bluff of the foreground, in the nearest part of which, among their bleaching bones, the mounted Indian not unlike the fabled centaur, fights his battle for life. [P. 5.]
Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. 1873. Price, twenty-five cents. Catalogue of Works of Art on Exhibition at the Gallery of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, Young Men's Association Buildings, Buffalo, N.Y. Academy Instituted November 11, 1862. Incorporated December 4, 1862. Gallery opened December 23, 1862. Buffalo: Warren, Johnson & Co., Printers. Office of the Daily Courier, 197 Main Street. 1873.
Topic:
Landscape--Mountain--Laramie Peak
Landscape--Mountain--Rocky Mountains
Ethnic
Animal--Buffalo
Western
Landscape--Wyoming
Control number:
AECI 00560001
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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