Current Location:
Flat File 01 -> Drawer 4 (FF)
Location Notes:
FF; Drawer 4

“The Domes of the Yosemite, 1867“ by Albert Bierstadt

Artwork
Identifier:
2015.59.15
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster reproduction of original 1867 oil on canvas painting
Date:
circa 2015
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11 in Width: 18 in
Description:
Landscape of a green valley between mountains. A waterfall rushes down into rapids on the left.
Historical Context:
Albert Bierstadt is best known for his landscapes of the American West. He travelled westward to view the sites he would later paint in his studio in New York. In 1871 he visited the Yellowstone region, producing a number of works that were instrumental in convincing the U.S. Congress to pass the Yellowstone Park Bill in 1872, which established the first national park. Bierstadt was subsequently invited on numerous westward expeditions and received a commission from the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad to paint the Grand Canyon Region.