ALBERT BIERSTADT (1830-1902)
ALBERT BIERSTADT (1830-1902)
ALBERT BIERSTADT (1830-1902)
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ALBERT BIERSTADT (1830-1902)

Capri

Details
ALBERT BIERSTADT (1830-1902)
Capri
signed with initials in monogram 'ABierstadt' (lower left)—inscribed with title and dated 'June 11 1857.' (lower center)
oil on paper laid down on panel
19 x 12 in. (48.3 x 30.5 cm.)
Painted in 1857.
Provenance
David Dike Fine Art, Dallas, Texas.
Acquired by the present owner from the above, circa late 1990s.
Further details
We would like to thank Melissa Webster Speidel, President of the Bierstadt Foundation and Director of the Albert Bierstadt catalogue raisonné project, for her assistance in the cataloguing of this lot. This work is included in the database being compiled for her forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist's work.

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Lot Essay

After arriving to Europe to study art in late 1853, Albert Bierstadt traveled throughout Italy, arriving to Naples in 1857. Setting off for the island of Capri on May 30, 1857, alongside fellow artist Sanford Robinson Gifford, Bierstadt stayed until June 26 creating studies, such as the present work.

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