ALBERT BIERSTADT | LATE AFTERNOON SUN
30,000 - 50,000 USD
1830 - 1902
LATE AFTERNOON SUN
signed ABierstadt (lower right)
oil on canvas
14 by 20 inches (35.6 by 50.8 cm)
Framed: 21 ½ by 27 ½ inches (54.6 by 68.9 cm)
We thank Melissa Webster Speidel, President of the Bierstadt Foundation and Director of the Albert Bierstadt catalogue raisonné project, for her assistance cataloguing this lot.
The canvas is wax-lined and there is frame abrasion along the extreme edges. The work may be slightly dirty. Under UV: the work retains a heavy varnish, there is a dot of inpainting in the mountain at center, a possible small spot in the trees in the foreground, and a few dots to address frame abrasion.
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Spanierman Gallery, New York
David Dike, Dallas, Texas, 1990
Private collection (acquired from the above; sold: Sotheby's, New York, October 2, 2015, lot 158)
Acquired by the present owner at the above sale
Abilene, Texas, Abilene Fine Arts Museum, 19th & 20th Century Painting, September-October 1988 (as Mountain Scene)