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In the Sierras

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American (Solingen (near Dusseldorf), Germany 1830 - 1902 New York, NY)
In the Sierras, 1868
Former Title: Landscape
Former Title: Lake Tahoe
Painting
American
,
19th century
Creation Place: United States
Oil on canvas
33 x 40.6 cm (13 x 16 in.)
framed: 52.7 x 60.6 x 7 cm (20 3/4 x 23 7/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Haines Curtiss
, 1940.299
Department of American Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
,
Marks
signed: l.r: AB [monogram] 68
Provenance
Acquired by Abijah Curtiss, c. 1880; his bequest to his son, Frederic Curtiss, Boston, MA; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frederic Haines Curtiss to the Fogg Art Museum, 1940.
Bibliography
Jules David Prown and Barbara Rose, American Painting: From the Colonial Period to the Present, Skira/Rizzoli (New York), pp. 64-65, ill. p. 65

Fitz Hugh Ludlow, The Heart of the Continent, Hurd and Houghton (New York, NY, 1870)

Richard S. Trump, "Life and Works of Albert Bierstadt", (Thesis, Ohio State University, 1963), Unpublished and Ohio State University, p. 221

Luminous Landscape: The American Study of Light, 1860-1875, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1966), no. 4, pp. 16-17

Jules David Prown, American Painting: From Its Beginnings to the Armory Show, Skira (New York, NY, 1969), ill. p. 69

Kenyon Castle Bolton, III, Peter G. Huenink, Earl A. Powell III, Harry Z. Rand and Nanette C. Sexton, American Art at Harvard, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1972), cat. 75, ill.

Gordon Hendricks, Albert Bierstadt: Painter of the American West, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc./Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth, TX, 1974), c-114

Robert Rosenblum, Modern Painting and the Northern Romantic Tradition: Friedrich to Rothko, Harper & and Row (New York, NY, 1975), p. 202, reproduced in b/w no. 296

John Howett and Paula Hancock, The New Image, exh. cat., High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA, 1975), reproduced

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., The Hudson River School: 19th Century American Landscapes in the Wadsworth Atheneum, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Hartford, CT, 1976), p. 72, no. 43, fig. 43a,

Ross Taggart, Kaleidoscope of American Painting: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, exh. cat., William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art (now Nelson-Atkins) (Kansas City, MO, 1977), p. 53, cat. 62, ill.

François Mathey, American Realism: A Pictorial Survey from the Early Eighteenth Century to the 1970s, Rizzoli (New York, NY, 1978), reproduced in b/w p. 48

Jean-Louis Ferrier, ed., Art of Our Century, Prentice-Hall Editions (New York, NY, 1989), reproduced in color p. 38

Timothy Anglin Burgard, American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1994), p. 12, cat. 71

Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson and Kimberly Orcutt, ed., American Paintings at Harvard, Volume Two, Paintings, Drawings, Pastels and Stained Glass by Artists Born 1826-1856, Harvard University Art Museums/Yale University Press (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 47-48, cat. no. 22, reproduced in color, p. 47

Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, exh. cat., Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT, 1967), n.p.

Exhibition History
Take Care: The Conservation of Paintings, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, 01/18/1954 - 02/28/1954; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, 03/10/1954 - 04/25/1954
Unidentified Exhibiton, Harvard Club of New York, 1956, Harvard Club of New York City, New York, 03/01/1956 - 03/31/1956
Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture from the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, 10/12/1967 - 12/03/1967
American Art at Harvard, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/19/1972 - 06/18/1972, 75
American West, National Museum in Warsaw, Warsaw, 01/08/1974 - 02/17/1974; Sala Dallas, Bucharest, 03/01/1974 - 03/22/1974; Palace of Culture, Iasi, 03/29/1974 - 04/10/1974; Banatul Museum, Timisoara, 04/19/1974 - 05/05/1974; Ethnographic Museum of Zagreb, Zagreb, 05/13/1974 - 06/09/1974; Fine Arts Gallery of the City of Skopje, Skopje, 06/17/1974 - 07/07/1974; Belgrade Cultural Center, Belgrade, 07/15/1974 - 07/31/1974; Cultural Information Center, Sarajevo, 08/14/1974 - 08/25/1974
Kaleidoscope of American Painting: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, 12/02/1977 - 01/22/1978, 62
A New World, American Landscape Painting, National Museum Stockholm, 103 24 Stockholm, 09/18/1986 - 11/23/1986; Gothenburg Art Museum, Gothenburg, 12/06/1986 - 02/15/1987
American Art at Harvard: Cultures and Contexts, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/01/1994 - 12/30/1994, 71
Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011