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Property of the Townshend Family

Albert Bierstadt

Elk in Oak Grove (Tuolumne Meadows)

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November 22, 10:23 PM GMT


1,200,000 - 1,800,000 USD

Lot Details


Property of the Townshend Family

Albert Bierstadt

1830 - 1902

Elk in Oak Grove (Tuolumne Meadows)

signed ABierstadt (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 36 ½ by 52 ⅝ inches (92.7 by 133 cm)

framed: 41 by 57 inches (104.1 by 144.8 cm)

Painted circa 1875.

This work will be included in the forthcoming Albert Bierstadt catalogue raisonné database. 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.

Mrs. Henry H. Townshend, New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1950s
By descent to the present owner 
South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, Albert Bierstadt & The Legacy of Concern, September-December 2013
New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University, Yale University Art Gallery, June 2017-June 2020 (on loan)