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

Farallon Islands

Details
ALBERT BIERSTADT (1830-1902)
Farallon Islands
signed with initials in monogram 'ABierstadt' (lower right)
oil on paper laid down on masonite
14 x 20 ¾ in. (35.6 x 52.7 cm.)
Painted circa 1872.
Provenance
Acquired by the present owner, circa 1960s.
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

The present work depicts a rock formation in the Farallon Islands nicknamed the "Devil's Teeth" by nineteenth century mariners. Bierstadt depicts Southeast Farallon Island with Arch Rock at center and Sugarloaf at right. The artist visited the Islands, located off the coast of San Francisco, in April 1872.

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