Bierstadt, Albert - Indians Spear Fishing art print

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SKU: 152 famous artists

An archival premium Quality art Print of Indians Spear Fishing by Albert Bierstadt for sale by Brandywine General Store. The artist finished this oil on canvas in the year 1862 with the original size being 19 by 29 inches. This masterpiece by Bierstadt was sold by Christies in 2003 for 7.3 Million against an estimate of only 2.5 to 3.5 million. Now resides at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston Texas. The composition depicts an extensive landscape populated only with three Native American Indians in a canoe. The furs laying in the canoe signify the riches of the wild west of this new nation. The lighting is vivid and the landscape dramatic, emphasizing Bierstadt's vision of the pristine west. In 1859 he traveled the frontier with Colonel Frederick Landers's Government expedition. He gathered many Indian artifacts on this trip such as buffalo robes, blankets, feathers, arrows, moccasins and all of the apparatus an Indian hunter would use. He filled his artist studio with these items in which he painted his scenes of the Indian territories of the Wild West. He also made many sketches and drawings during this expedition in which he used to make his paintings. Picture #152 fine art prints by famous artists

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