Alaskan Coast Range

  • Albert Bierstadt, Alaskan Coast Range, ca. 1889, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Orrin Wickersham June, 1967.136.7

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Albert Bierstadt traveled through western Canada in 1889 on the Canadian Pacific Railway. He headed to Alaska by steamer in search of "wild places in the mountains," but was shipwrecked in Loring Bay. He lived with the other passengers in Native American huts and filled two books with drawings and paintings of his surroundings. (Anderson and Ferber, Albert Bierstadt: Art and Enterprise, 1990) This painting of the Alaskan coastline is an oil sketch, probably done on the spot as a study for a later work.

Title
Alaskan Coast Range
Artists
Date
ca. 1889
On View
Dimensions
13 7/8 x 19 3/8 in. (35.2 x 49.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Orrin Wickersham June

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – mountain
  • Landscape – Alaska
  • Landscape – coast
Object Number
1967.136.7
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URL
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