Lot 143
  • 143

Albert Bierstadt

70,000 - 100,000 USD
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  • Albert Bierstadt
  • Ocean Pool, Farallon Islands, California
  • signed ABierstadt (lower right)
  • oil on paper laid down on board
  • 16 by 20 inches
  • (40.6 by 50.8 cm)
  • Painted circa 1872.


Galleries Maurice Sternberg, Chicago, 1978
Forest Fenn, Santa Fe, 1979
Sale: Christie's, New York, October 24, 1979, lot 185, as Ocean Pool, Parralan Islands
Sale: Christie's, New York, September 27, 1985, lot 70
Private Collection, California
Ira Spanierman Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

In a letter from Gordon Hendricks regarding this work, he states, "The Farallons are islands twenty miles due west of San Francisco, and were the inspiration for several large pictures by the artist, including the well-known Seal Rocks, Farallon Islands in the New Britain Museum of American Art."