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Questroyal Welcomes Two New Works by Albert Bierstadt

Chelsea DeLay | December 9th, 2013 | Posted in News

One of the most central figures of the Hudson River School artists was German-born Albert Bierstadt.  A well-traveled artist, Bierstadt’s visits to California, Utah, Nebraska, Nevada, and Wyoming inspired the grandiose landscape scenes that established his reputation as the first painter of the American West.  A smaller, but no less grand, view painted by Bierstadt is currently on view at Questroyal Fine Art—Western Landscape depicts a mountainous terrain reminiscent of that in his iconic 1863 landscape painting The Rocky Mountains, Lander’s Peak, which is currently housed in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bierstadt’s oeuvre expands beyond western scenes—his colorful, glowing sunsets demonstrate a profound understanding of the relationship between changing weather conditions and light effects. Looking at Boats Ashore at Sunset, you can almost feel the warmth of the last rays of sunlight travel across your cheeks as the sun dips behind the mountains, leaving a fiery sunset in its wake.  A visit to Questroyal offers a double dose of Bierstadt—come see two new works by one of the most accomplished and influential artists of the Hudson River School.

Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), Western Landscape. Oil on paper laid down on canvas, 4 1/8 x 6 5/16 inches. Currently available at Questroyal Fine Art.

Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), Western Landscape. Oil on paper laid down on canvas, 4 1/8 x 6 5/16 inches. Currently available at Questroyal Fine Art.

Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), Boats Ashore at Sunset. Oil on canvas 13¼ x 23 11/16 inches. Monogrammed lower right: ABierstadt.

Albert Bierstadt (1830–1902), Boats Ashore at Sunset. Oil on canvas 13¼ x 23 11/16 inches. Monogrammed lower right: ABierstadt. Currently available at Questroyal Fine Art. 

 

Chelsea DeLay is a Researcher at Questroyal Fine Art. Chelsea earned her MA in art business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, and her BA in art history and classical studies. Her interest in American paintings first began while working at an auction house on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and has multiplied exponentially since joining the Questroyal team.