after Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) The Rocky Mountains - Lander's Peak signed in pencil "A. Bierstadt" lower right margin, signed and dated "A. Bierstadt 1863" in plate engraving, 16 3/4 by 28 in. engraved by J. Smillie printed lower center "Entered according to the act of Congress in the year 1866 by Edward Bierstadt in the clerk's office of the U.S. district court for the southern district of New York"
Albert Bierstadt painted his monumental work, "The Rocky Mountains – Lander's Peak," in 1863, four years after completing his first trip out west with Colonel Frederick W. Lander. Now hanging in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and depicting the Wind River Range in Wyoming, it was initially purchased by a collector for the huge sum of $25,000. Due to its popularity, Bierstadt and his brother commissioned an engraving of the work from James Smillie, a leading engraver of the time. After three years of work, the print was published in 1866.
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