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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1953.60
People
Albert Bierstadt, American (Solingen (near Dusseldorf), Germany 1830 - 1902 New York, NY)
Title
The Trout Brook
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1859
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on academy board
Dimensions
23.2 x 29.9 cm (9 1/8 x 11 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.l.: AB [in monogram] 59
  • inscription: Inscribed on back: The Trout Brook/A. Bierstadt/Posenor/E. C. Leonard.
Provenance
Probably acquired from the artist by E.C. Leonard, c. 1859; by descent to G.M. Leonard; his gift to the Fogg Art Museum, 1953.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of G. M. Leonard
Accession Year
1953
Object Number
1953.60
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Gordon Hendricks, Albert Bierstadt: Painter of the American West, exh. cat., Harry N. Abrams, Inc./Amon Carter Museum (Fort Worth, TX, 1974), cl-112

Marlene L. Worhach, "Trout Brook by Albert Bierstadt: A Technical Study" (thesis (certificate in conservation), Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, 1990), Unpublished, pp. 1-36 passim

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 Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2008), p. 43, cat. no. 20, reproduced in b&w

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