Sunrise

by Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902)
Oil on board
4⅛ x 6½ inches
Monographed lower right: AB

Provenance

Private collection

Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, March 16, 1995, lot 42, from above

Suzanne and Stanley S. Arkin, acquired from above

Sale, Sotheby’s New York, New York, January 19, 2024, lot 1, from above

Related Work

Sunset on the Hudson, ca. 1870s, oil on paper mounted on masonite, 9¾ x 8⅜ inches; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California

Note: This work is included in the database being compiled for the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work by Melissa Webster Speidel. In a letter of opinion, which accompanies this painting, Speidel describes, “The lateral strokes of paint used to describe the sky and clouds along with the stippling brushwork to describe the foliage of the trees are characteristic of Bierstadt’s work.,” continuing, “It is a lovely scene. The fact that even in this small format the artist creates a convincingly three-dimensional landscape attests to his skill as a painter.”

Artist Biography

Master Hudson River School painter of the American West

By William Tylee Ranney Abbott

Albert Bierstadt was one of the most acclaimed and internationally recognized American landscape artists of his time. His paintings, characterized by magnificent and grandiose landscapes, exemplify the romantic and economically robust culture of late nineteenth-century America.

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Notes
VII.

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