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Bierstadt, Albert
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (LANDER'S PEAK). LONDON: THOMAS MCLEAN, 1869 
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
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Bierstadt, Albert
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (LANDER'S PEAK). LONDON: THOMAS MCLEAN, 1869 
Estimate
12,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 17,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Bierstadt, Albert
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS (LANDER'S PEAK). LONDON: THOMAS MCLEAN, 1869 
Lithograph (18 1/2 x 32 1/4 in.; 470 x 819 mm), printed in colors, by Jacob Lutz.
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Literature

Anderson & Ferber, Albert Bierstadt Art & Enterprise pp. 274-275, number 78, figure 90, illustrated in color, p. 291

Catalogue Note

In 1859, Bierstadt joined an expedition to the West led by Colonel Frederick W. Lander. This work was painted four years later in New York as a tribute to Lander who died in 1862 after a distinguished military career. Bierstadt found it fitting to name the central summit in memory of his fallen friend.

The painting was a huge success and was quickly bought by the English railroad magnate James McHenry for $25,000 (now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art). The chromolithograph, printed by the Kell Brothers, preserves Bierstadt's sumptuous palette.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York